Asus Z170 PRO GAMING

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 64.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics49.3% 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)
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 (53%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z170 PRO GAMING  (all builds)
Memory1.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151116
Uptime2.8 Days
Run DateApr 10 '21 at 18:17
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 53%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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-$195
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
64.8% Good
Memory 82.8
1-Core 97
2-Core 200
74% 126 Pts
4-Core 263
8-Core 319
39% 291 Pts
64-Core 346
23% 346 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 465.89
Performing below potential (44th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
49.3% Average
Lighting 59.7
Reflection 69.8
Parallax 62.1
48% 63.9 fps
MRender 68.7
Gravity 61.5
Splatting 54.4
50% 61.5 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,042
Write 4,216
Mixed 4,118
992% 4,459 MB/s
4K Read 365
4K Write 190
4K Mixed 268
997% 274 MB/s
DQ Read 1,544
DQ Write 1,304
DQ Mixed 1,379
1,045% 1,409 MB/s
Poor: 73% Great: 124%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 92 102 104 100 99 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
62.4% Good
Read 118
Write 132
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 99.1
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.7
150% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
65.1% Good
MC Read 23.6
MC Write 25.4
MC Mixed 21
67% 23.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 22
SC Mixed 18.4
52% 18 GB/s
Latency 75.4
53% 75.4 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 80%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170 PRO GAMING Builds (Compare 18,770 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,117
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HDDRAMUSB
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