Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics37% 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)
Boot Drive74% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMar 04 '18 at 12:37
Run Duration422 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$230
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 141
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 146
116% 146 Pts
QC Int 563
QC Float 591
QC Mixed 576
131% 576 Pts
MC Int 560
MC Float 594
MC Mixed 568
86% 574 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 109%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 2019 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
37% Below average
Lighting 115
Reflection 92.8
Parallax 105
34% 104 fps
MRender 93.3
Gravity 102
Splatting 77.9
39% 90.9 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 37%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$83
293GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
74% Very good
Read 497
Write 194
Mixed 249
69% 313 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 66.7
4K Mixed 20.8
108% 39.4 MB/s
DQ Read 307
DQ Write 156
DQ Mixed 51
86% 171 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 74%
Great: 107%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$89
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
Read 156
Write 132
Mixed 132
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.21
4K Mixed 0.18
66% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 99%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
608GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
67.9% Good
Read 126
Write 110
Mixed 99.1
84% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 5.46
4K Mixed 1.32
275% 2.48 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 112%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$63
952GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Read 142
Write 143
Mixed 135
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.28
91% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 84%
Imation Nano Pro 2GB
0GB free, PID 063d
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
4.81% Terrible
Read 16.5
Write 3.08
Mixed 5.47
8% 8.34 MB/s
4K Read 7.27
4K Write 0.01
4K Mixed 0.01
28% 2.43 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.81%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLE4G4D26AFEA.8FADG 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
MC Read 30.4
MC Write 31.6
MC Mixed 24.3
82% 28.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 30.8
SC Mixed 25.3
72% 25.1 GB/s
Latency 59.4
67% 59.4 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 90%
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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 17,306 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-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,085
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HDDRAMUSB
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