Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50.8% 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 Drive191% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
3 months ago, 1 month ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 10 '21 at 14:24
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$195
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Memory 93.7
1-Core 116
2-Core 230
86% 147 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 453
62% 452 Pts
64-Core 448
30% 448 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$325
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.3.1
Performing below potential (69th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
50.8% Above average
Lighting 64.5
Reflection 74.6
Parallax 85.4
52% 74.8 fps
MRender 65.1
Gravity 60.4
Splatting 45.3
49% 56.9 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 53%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX8200 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$130
305GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 42AZS6AC Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 719 1069 971 964 977 967 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
191% Outstanding
Read 1,914
Write 946
Mixed 210
SusWrite 944
221% 1,004 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 69.4
4K Mixed 43.3
131% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 557
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 182
174% 286 MB/s
Poor: 188%
This bench: 191%
Great: 357%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$89
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
108% Outstanding
MC Read 37.8
MC Write 43.5
MC Mixed 36.2
112% 39.2 GB/s
SC Read 20.7
SC Write 43.8
SC Mixed 30.4
90% 31.6 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 108%
Great: 108%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 12,255 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,260
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