Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 39.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics86% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive51.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 08 '18 at 21:02
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th 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-$232
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
39.5% Below average
SC Int 21
SC Float 22.9
SC Mixed 22.5
18% 22.1 Pts
QC Int 135
QC Float 189
QC Mixed 227
41% 184 Pts
MC Int 508
MC Float 544
MC Mixed 519
78% 524 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
86% Excellent
Lighting 150
Reflection 214
Parallax 316
65% 226 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 292
Splatting 212
102% 236 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 86%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$125
188GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR031 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
51.6% Above average
Read 463
Write 312
Mixed 319
81% 365 MB/s
4K Read 12.8
4K Write 16.6
4K Mixed 7.85
38% 12.4 MB/s
DQ Read 72.6
DQ Write 49.6
DQ Mixed 19.9
26% 47.4 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 99%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$83
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 174
Mixed 164
129% 172 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.15
73% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 101%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$130
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
72% Very good
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 28
MC Mixed 30
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 38
SC Mixed 27.9
82% 28.7 GB/s
Latency 188
21% 188 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 72%
Great: 110%
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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 14,193 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $971
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Intel Core i5-8600K $243Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $770Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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