Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 71.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics30.8% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 04 '18 at 18:24
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6500-$190
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
71.8% Very good
1-Core 105
2-Core 206
73% 155 Pts
4-Core 417
8-Core 406
56% 411 Pts
64-Core 407
27% 407 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
30.8% Below average
Lighting 119
Reflection 82.4
Parallax 133
31% 112 fps
MRender 79.8
Gravity 113
Splatting 83.8
31% 92.2 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$59
660GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 79 75 95 95 87 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
57.6% Above average
Read 118
Write 106
Mixed 46
SusWrite 83.2
64% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 69%
Seagate ST3400620AS 400GB-$55
55GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 64 64 65 65 65 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
38.8% Below average
Read 70.8
Write 45
Mixed 46.6
SusWrite 64.3
42% 56.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
132% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
GEIL CL16-16-16 D4-2400 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2186 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
41.5% Average
MC Read 14.7
MC Write 14.5
MC Mixed 12.5
40% 13.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.1
SC Write 13.6
SC Mixed 13.3
36% 12.7 GB/s
Latency 71.8
56% 71.8 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 89%
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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 22,948 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,176
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