Asus Z170-K

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics36.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-K  (all builds)
Memory7.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170208
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 09 '18 at 19:01
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 i5-7600K-$234
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
91% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 129
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 466
106% 469 Pts
MC Int 449
MC Float 482
MC Mixed 472
70% 468 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 91%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
EVGA(3842 2959) 2GB
CLim: 1557 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
36.8% Below average
Lighting 119
Reflection 94.6
Parallax 117
36% 110 fps
MRender 74.8
Gravity 104
Splatting 79.9
37% 86.3 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 36.8%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$94
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,732
Write 1,274
Mixed 572
262% 1,192 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 51.9
194% 70.9 MB/s
DQ Read 832
DQ Write 386
DQ Mixed 516
407% 578 MB/s
Poor: 143% Great: 231%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 196 199 201 197 197 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 156
Mixed 83.7
SusWrite 198
114% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 111%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
83.4% Excellent
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 32.1
MC Mixed 27.8
85% 29.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 32.2
SC Mixed 24.9
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 70.7
57% 70.7 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 98%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-K Builds (Compare 4,121 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-K - $125

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,058
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HDDRAMUSB
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