Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Gaming 57%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 58%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics55.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive106% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory27.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateMar 21 '20 at 18:05
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600-$230
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Memory 77.8
1-Core 107
2-Core 212
76% 132 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 393
54% 397 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$170
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
55.8% Above average
Lighting 219
Reflection 180
Parallax 214
58% 204 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 204
Splatting 161
56% 170 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
194GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 268 278 232 230 227 218 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 450
Write 445
Mixed 360
SusWrite 242
84% 374 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 59.5
187% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 299
DQ Mixed 336
248% 327 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 106%
Great: 133%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$99
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 201 201 201 203 201 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 158
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 201
102% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1.8
340% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 110%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS16G4D240FSB.16FBD 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2187 MHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
65.7% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 22.2
68% 23.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 24.5
SC Mixed 18.4
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 84.7
47% 84.7 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 101%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 76%
Desktop 84%
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Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $386

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,236
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