Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58.4% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory29.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 20 '21 at 20:02
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
89.7% Excellent
Memory 96
1-Core 123
2-Core 246
90% 155 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 481
66% 482 Pts
64-Core 491
33% 491 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Zotac(19DA 1370) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
58.4% Above average
Lighting 71.3
Reflection 119
Parallax 74.6
58% 88.2 fps
MRender 78.7
Gravity 72.5
Splatting 65.4
59% 72.2 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 68%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST1000DX001-SSHD-8GB 1TB
173GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC61
SusWrite @10s intervals: 43 47 69 23 76 91 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
69.1% Good
Read 182
Write 174
Mixed 62.6
SusWrite 58.2
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMR16GX4M2C3000C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
MC Read 37.8
MC Write 40.6
MC Mixed 34.4
107% 37.6 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 41.9
SC Mixed 30.9
90% 31.6 GB/s
Latency 53.9
74% 53.9 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 105%
Great: 106%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 13,826 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,129
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