Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics86.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJul 12 '19 at 23:55
Run Duration211 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$175
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
74.6% Very good
1-Core 120
2-Core 227
82% 173 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 418
55% 408 Pts
64-Core 382
26% 382 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$346
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
Lighting 350
Reflection 310
Parallax 322
92% 328 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 319
Splatting 242
86% 257 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$285
529GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 916 506 509 508 447 353 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 80% Great: 135%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$103
264GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 122 122 116 127 108 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
59.1% Above average
Read 88
Write 99.8
Mixed 55.8
SusWrite 117
66% 90.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.7
161% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
70.3% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 20.7
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 22.6
60% 21 GB/s
Latency 67.4
59% 67.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 82%
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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 24,125 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $1,114
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HDDRAMUSB
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