Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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. 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 69%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics26.9% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive90.2% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
DisplayΧρώματα 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '24 at 20:49
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i5-6400-$100
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
69% Good
Memory 87.7
1-Core 95.7
2-Core 188
72% 124 Pts
4-Core 293
8-Core 287
39% 290 Pts
64-Core 331
20% 331 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 69%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$110
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 536.23
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
26.9% Poor
Lighting 35
Reflection 33.2
Parallax 31.5
28% 33.2 fps
MRender 36.2
Gravity 31.9
Splatting 21.7
24% 29.9 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 26.9%
Great: 28%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 176 161 160 152 136 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
Read 473
Write 440
Mixed 368
SusWrite 184
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 62.3
4K Mixed 42.6
143% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 353
264% 353 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 124%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$37
38GB free
Firmware: 507KC4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 128 118 118 111 106 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
65.4% Good
Read 246
Write 195
Mixed 219
SusWrite 116
44% 194 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 69.9
4K Mixed 35.2
127% 44.9 MB/s
DQ Read 220
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 129
118% 182 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 73%
WD Black 500GB (2012)-$53
197GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 125 126 125 127 126 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
Read 170
Write 142
Mixed 96.8
SusWrite 125
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.1
238% 1.87 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2666 C13 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
71.3% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 22.2
73% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 25.1
SC Mixed 20.2
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 67.7
59% 67.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 97%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0P 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 42 8 60 23" 1280 720 GSM59C6 2D FHD LG TV
Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 8,480 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $687
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