Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics106% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive59.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150818
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 07 '17 at 00:50
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 i5-6600-$205
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
76% Very good
SC Int 101
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 99.1
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 403
92% 404 Pts
MC Int 407
MC Float 433
MC Mixed 406
62% 415 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 76%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$370
MSI(1462 3303) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 2050 MHz, MaxM: 2186 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 347
Reflection 312
Parallax 322
101% 327 fps
MRender 216
Gravity 310
Splatting 237
114% 254 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 106%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
GOODRAM 480GB
175GB free
Firmware: SAFM12.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 469
Mixed 486
109% 490 MB/s
4K Read 29.1
4K Write 83.6
4K Mixed 14.2
106% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 12.3
90% 208 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 94%
HyperX Savage 120GB-$100
57GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.r Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
59.6% Above average
Read 510
Write 14
Mixed 412
68% 312 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 76.6
4K Mixed 10
86% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 9.44
92% 215 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 96%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
238GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
62.1% Good
Read 112
Write 105
Mixed 106
81% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.14
61% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
67.2% Good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 21.2
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 22.4
SC Mixed 18
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 70.2
57% 70.2 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 108%
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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 9,017 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,028
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