Asus Z170 PRO GAMING

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive115% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170 PRO GAMING  (all builds)
Memory4.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151023
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateDec 23 '17 at 18:29
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 i7-6700K-$342
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 143
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 147
117% 147 Pts
QC Int 490
QC Float 536
QC Mixed 522
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 728
MC Float 830
MC Mixed 784
117% 781 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 106%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
CLim: 1030 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
67.4% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 160
Parallax 259
70% 209 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 163
Splatting 181
65% 157 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 384
Mixed 410
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 48.9
189% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 115
136% 239 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 115%
Great: 123%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
10GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Read 493
Write 342
Mixed 323
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 83.5
4K Mixed 24.7
136% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 67.8
107% 208 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
MC Read 33.7
MC Write 32.8
MC Mixed 24.8
87% 30.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.9
SC Write 33.9
SC Mixed 28.7
80% 27.8 GB/s
Latency 51.9
77% 51.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 96%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170 PRO GAMING Builds (Compare 24,136 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 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,088
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $269Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $115
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $145SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $155SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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