Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 84.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive99.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory29.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 28 '21 at 18:54
Run Duration189 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Memory 87
1-Core 120
2-Core 242
86% 150 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 477
64% 472 Pts
64-Core 484
32% 484 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 92%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 240GB-$64
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 183 187 183 170 181 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Read 448
Write 436
Mixed 310
SusWrite 179
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 53.6
182% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 236
196% 286 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 102%
Nvme CT1000P 1TB
148GB free
Firmware: R013 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 816 719 719 698 586 93 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
226% Outstanding
Read 1,426
Write 1,358
Mixed 1,063
SusWrite 605
249% 1,113 MB/s
4K Read 58.8
4K Write 205
4K Mixed 87.7
310% 117 MB/s
DQ Read 684
DQ Write 945
DQ Mixed 274
358% 634 MB/s
Poor: 134%
This bench: 226%
Great: 300%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
923GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 159 157 154 142 159 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 141
Mixed 81
SusWrite 153
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
147% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 102%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x16GB-$138
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
42.3% Average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 14.8
MC Mixed 13
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 12.2
SC Write 14.8
SC Mixed 14.1
39% 13.7 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 96%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 69 16 10 64 0" 1024 768
History: Score 1: 0R 0G 1B | Score 0: 0R 0G 0B
Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 13,884 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,177
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