Asus Z170M-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 78%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics30.7% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory4.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160218
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateDec 08 '19 at 01:24
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$175
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
78% Very good
1-Core 124
2-Core 246
87% 185 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 430
58% 423 Pts
64-Core 451
30% 451 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 78%
Great: 95%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1503 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
30.7% Below average
Lighting 126
Reflection 108
Parallax 117
33% 117 fps
MRender 75.3
Gravity 114
Splatting 77.8
31% 88.9 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 35%
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 25.20.100.6373
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
6.07% Terrible
Lighting 23.2
Reflection 27.3
Parallax 24.1
6% 24.9 fps
MRender 20.4
Gravity 20.8
Splatting 35
6% 25.4 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.07%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$22
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: U21010RL
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 440
Write 387
Mixed 270
81% 366 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 19.7
135% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 112
120% 195 MB/s
Poor: 38% Great: 78%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
26GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 161 179 123 98 160 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
98% Outstanding
Read 198
Write 161
Mixed 82.7
SusWrite 144
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 98%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 2.5" 320GB (2009)-$26
207GB free
Firmware: 11.01A11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 53 52 53 53 53 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
30.3% Below average
Read 53.5
Write 53.2
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 51.6
36% 49.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 30.3%
Great: 40%
Toshiba MK3276GSX 320GB-$20
203GB free
Firmware: GS001C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 75 77 77 75 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
42.4% Average
Read 72
Write 70.5
Mixed 19
SusWrite 75.6
43% 59.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
111% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 47%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x4GB-$67
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
57.5% Above average
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 19.6
MC Mixed 18.4
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 19.7
SC Mixed 19.4
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 82%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170M-PLUS Builds (Compare 2,745 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z170M-PLUS - $128

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $696
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