Asus Z170-K

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 86.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics84.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z170-K  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors, 1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170208
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 04 '21 at 08:21
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$310
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Memory 90.8
1-Core 128
2-Core 256
90% 158 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 572
67% 511 Pts
64-Core 633
42% 633 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 94%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8681
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
6.24% Terrible
Lighting 7.4
Reflection 105
Parallax 8.8
6% 40.4 fps
MRender 10.6
Gravity 7.6
Splatting 12
6% 10.1 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.24%
Great: 6%
Nvidia RTX 3060-$330
Gigabyte(1458 4074) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 4390 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 470.05
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
84.3% Excellent
Lighting 109
Reflection 107
Parallax 106
88% 107 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 90.3
Splatting 78.7
80% 105 fps
Poor: 87%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$65
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,578
Write 2234
Mixed 1,577
473% 2,130 MB/s
4K Read 67.6
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 93.3
312% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 1,010
DQ Write 890
DQ Mixed 1,064
766% 988 MB/s
Poor: 173% Great: 287%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
95GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 67 67 66 67 68 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
37.5% Below average
Read 65.2
Write 70.4
Mixed 43.9
SusWrite 65.6
45% 61.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.5
105% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 37.5%
Great: 85%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
53GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 137 134 120 130 134 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
74.3% Very good
Read 130
Write 112
Mixed 86.4
SusWrite 129
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
199% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 85%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 32GB
12GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7 7.2 7.3 6.8 7.3 7.3 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
10.9% Very poor
Read 21.2
Write 8.2
Mixed 5.7
SusWrite 7.1
12% 10.6 MB/s
4K Read 4.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 2.3
153% 2.83 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 10.9%
Great: 18%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$171
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
85.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.2
MC Write 33
MC Mixed 26.6
86% 30.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 36.8
SC Mixed 26.7
78% 27.2 GB/s
Latency 66
61% 66 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 95%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-K Builds (Compare 3,718 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-K - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $1,109
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