Asus Z170M-PLUS

Performance Results

Gaming 51%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (13th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 87 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 65.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics71.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive90.1% 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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z170M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150717
Uptime7.1 Days
Run DateNov 22 '20 at 19:23
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 45%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (13th 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 way below expectations (12th percentile)
65.6% Good
Memory 71.9
1-Core 97.9
2-Core 217
72% 129 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 391
48% 362 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
EVGA(3842 1267) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
71.2% Very good
Lighting 87.6
Reflection 91.1
Parallax 80.5
72% 86.4 fps
MRender 106
Gravity 88.5
Splatting 79.3
61% 91.2 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 84%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 358 285 99 67 53 50 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
Read 420
Write 272
Mixed 324
SusWrite 152
65% 292 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 47.9
154% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 356
267% 355 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 133%
D cD'MQ01ABC150 1.5TB
1TB free
Firmware: AQ001U
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 65 65 66 65 66 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
36.4% Below average
Read 61.5
Write 64.2
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 65
40% 54.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
100% 0.8 MB/s
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$71
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
72% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 24.7
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 19.7
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 97.2
41% 97.2 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 72%
Great: 104%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170M-PLUS Builds (Compare 1,053 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 52%
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z170M-PLUS - $106

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $811
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