Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. 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 71.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38.4% 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 Drive111% 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.
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 (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime5.1 Days
Run DateAug 21 '19 at 18:47
Run Duration243 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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-$210
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
71.1% Very good
1-Core 121
2-Core 243
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 441
61% 442 Pts
64-Core 460
31% 460 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$140
CLim: 1288 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.7.3
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
38.4% Below average
Lighting 128
Reflection 168
Parallax 208
37% 168 fps
MRender 139
Gravity 132
Splatting 123
40% 132 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$80
161GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 309 164 160 165 163 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 448
Write 381
Mixed 325
SusWrite 224
77% 345 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 61.6
202% 73.1 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 111%
Great: 134%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$127
95GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 385 333 289 303 264 252 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 437
Write 396
Mixed 378
SusWrite 304
85% 379 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 61.4
200% 72.8 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 360
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 115%
Great: 134%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$80
824GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 152 150 149 150 150 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
97% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 164
Mixed 29
SusWrite 150
95% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.9
353% 2.73 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 97%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
39.6% Below average
MC Read 14
MC Write 13.6
MC Mixed 12
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.3
SC Write 12.6
SC Mixed 12.1
34% 12 GB/s
Latency 72.7
55% 72.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 39.6%
Great: 87%
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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 21,102 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $989
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HDDRAMUSB
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