Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 50%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 82.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics83.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive124% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Very high background CPU (49%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime36.4 Days
Run DateNov 12 '19 at 08:13
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 49%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$200
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
1-Core 128
2-Core 258
91% 193 Pts
4-Core 445
8-Core 450
61% 447 Pts
64-Core 495
33% 495 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
Lighting 339
Reflection 302
Parallax 319
89% 320 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 306
Splatting 235
83% 249 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$109
847GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 415 422 458 479 479 476 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 456
Mixed 401
SusWrite 455
102% 451 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 58.2
192% 69.3 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 362
273% 364 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 124%
Great: 135%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$106
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 171 172 173 171 173 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
59.1% Above average
Read 33.5
Write 136
Mixed 44
SusWrite 172
70% 96.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.9
187% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$58
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
MC Read 34
MC Write 37.5
MC Mixed 29.3
96% 33.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 35.4
SC Mixed 27.9
80% 27.9 GB/s
Latency 51.9
77% 51.9 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 104%
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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 22,857 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 74%
Desktop 80%
Workstation 56%

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $1,181
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