Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 75.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics49.6% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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 (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160128
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 02 '20 at 04:26
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6400-$180
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
75.7% Very good
Memory 86
1-Core 100
2-Core 193
75% 127 Pts
4-Core 379
8-Core 376
52% 377 Pts
64-Core 374
25% 374 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
EVGA(3842 2976) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (51st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
49.6% Average
Lighting 61.9
Reflection 64.3
Parallax 57.3
50% 61.2 fps
MRender 71.4
Gravity 59.1
Splatting 51.1
49% 60.5 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 172 184 215 209 206 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 213
Write 173
Mixed 85
SusWrite 188
120% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 115%
Great: 115%
SanDisk Cruzer Glide 32GB
25GB free, PID 5575
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 13 9.6 10 7.7 9.5 9.5 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
14.3% Very poor
Read 26.7
Write 16.5
Mixed 20.5
SusWrite 9.9
23% 18.4 MB/s
4K Read 6.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 2.3
177% 3.67 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 14.3%
Great: 19%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
46.9% Average
MC Read 16.7
MC Write 16.5
MC Mixed 14.2
45% 15.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 15.5
43% 14.9 GB/s
Latency 71.2
56% 71.2 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 46.9%
Great: 46%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 12,657 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,203
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