Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 93.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics7.43% 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 Drive112% 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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 08 '18 at 11:05
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$200
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 522
QC Float 568
QC Mixed 457
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 514
MC Float 575
MC Mixed 541
81% 543 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 24.20.100.6025
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
7.43% Terrible
Lighting 24.7
Reflection 30.6
Parallax 26.3
8% 27.2 fps
MRender 23.5
Gravity 22.3
Splatting 0.2
7% 15.3 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 7.43%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
158GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 434 437 437 433 432 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 438
Write 438
Mixed 360
SusWrite 435
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 47.2
171% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 258
218% 317 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 112%
Great: 113%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
283GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 115 114 112 114 114 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
70.2% Very good
Read 131
Write 119
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 113
84% 113 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
194% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$144
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70% Good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 20.4
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 27.2
SC Mixed 22.2
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 70%
Great: 88%
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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 16,418 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,108
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $191SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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