Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics57.7% 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 Drive195% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateMay 12 '21 at 13:38
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
78.2% Very good
Memory 81.9
1-Core 120
2-Core 244
84% 149 Pts
4-Core 425
8-Core 458
60% 441 Pts
64-Core 468
31% 468 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$340
Asus(1043 04DF) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.5.1
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
57.7% Above average
Lighting 74.5
Reflection 76.1
Parallax 95
60% 81.9 fps
MRender 66.9
Gravity 68.3
Splatting 46.3
55% 60.5 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 59%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force MP500 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$100
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E7FM05.0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1028 978 932 981 986 888 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
195% Outstanding
Read 949
Write 971
Mixed 687
SusWrite 965
201% 893 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 59.4
203% 73.2 MB/s
DQ Read 842
DQ Write 740
DQ Mixed 586
496% 723 MB/s
Poor: 107%
This bench: 195%
Great: 202%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
337GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 443 457 452 464 463 460 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 449
Mixed 360
SusWrite 457
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 63.5
205% 72.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 362
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 128%
Great: 133%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$100
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 113 111 112 110 110 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
61.5% Good
Read 103
Write 95.8
Mixed 78.9
SusWrite 111
72% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.5
127% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2133 C13 2x8GB-$72
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 1866 MHz
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
65.1% Good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 23.6
MC Mixed 20
65% 22.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 24.5
SC Mixed 18.9
57% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 77.1
52% 77.1 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 79%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 13,780 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,183
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