Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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. 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 84.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics27.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive50% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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).
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateOct 18 '19 at 16:52
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
1-Core 135
2-Core 265
94% 200 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 464
62% 458 Pts
64-Core 458
31% 458 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$359
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Relative performance (0th percentile)
27.8% Poor
Lighting 128
Reflection 108
Parallax 131
34% 122 fps
MRender 77.5
Gravity 99.2
Splatting 82.5
28% 86.4 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 27.8%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
327GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 43 50 54 58 78 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
50% Above average
Read 178
Write 150
Mixed 156
SusWrite 58.1
30% 135 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 46.4
4K Mixed 34.6
106% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 140
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 114
90% 125 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 50%
Great: 135%
Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$60
307GB free
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 109 140 157 169 229 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 1,105
Write 639
Mixed 632
SusWrite 164
140% 635 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 47.6
153% 52.5 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 219
190% 282 MB/s
Poor: 121%
This bench: 116%
Great: 208%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
677GB free
Firmware: 2BA30001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 47 39 45 49 52 68 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
42.1% Average
Read 96.5
Write 58.7
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 49.9
46% 62.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
89% Excellent
MC Read 30.8
MC Write 34.8
MC Mixed 29.5
91% 31.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 35.2
SC Mixed 26.3
77% 27 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 89%
Great: 96%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $1,145
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