Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics36.7% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive78.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151109
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 16 '18 at 19:45
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-6600K-$235
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 531
QC Float 560
QC Mixed 545
124% 545 Pts
MC Int 533
MC Float 563
MC Mixed 546
82% 547 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 104%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
EVGA(3842 1955) 2GB
CLim: 1542 MHz, MLim: 2040 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
36.7% Below average
Lighting 116
Reflection 92.3
Parallax 104
35% 104 fps
MRender 90.9
Gravity 100
Splatting 76.5
38% 89.3 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 36.7%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 500GB-$180
367GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
78.3% Very good
Read 486
Write 388
Mixed 389
94% 421 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 13.8
100% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 21
DQ Write 260
DQ Mixed 11.3
47% 97.4 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 103%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
931GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 205
Write 196
Mixed 186
147% 196 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.25
98% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 115%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
86.4% Excellent
MC Read 31.4
MC Write 33.1
MC Mixed 28.4
88% 31 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 31.3
SC Mixed 24.8
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 61.8
65% 61.8 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 86.4%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 12,655 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,001
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