Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 97%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics10% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive115% 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
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 21:44
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User BGR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$238
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
97% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 490
QC Float 523
QC Mixed 499
114% 504 Pts
MC Int 493
MC Float 519
MC Mixed 509
76% 507 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 97%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4836
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
10% Very poor
Lighting 25.2
Reflection 31.6
Parallax 26.9
8% 27.9 fps
MRender 25.8
Gravity 22.4
Splatting 38.2
12% 28.8 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 10%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 416
Mixed 422
100% 452 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 99.9
4K Mixed 47.2
183% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 105
130% 229 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 115%
Great: 122%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
556GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
63.8% Good
Read 95.1
Write 127
Mixed 100
81% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.19
92% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
GEIL CL14-16-16 D4-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 31.6
MC Mixed 27.7
84% 29.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 31.6
SC Mixed 24.7
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 86%
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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 13,283 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $979
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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