Asus Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics35.5% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180516
Uptime13.2 Days
Run DateJul 28 '20 at 12:38
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$276
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Memory 96.1
1-Core 134
2-Core 251
93% 160 Pts
4-Core 375
8-Core 576
61% 475 Pts
64-Core 605
41% 605 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$400
CLim: 1610 MHz, MLim: 1885 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 451.67
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
35.5% Below average
Lighting 109
Reflection 170
Parallax 148
29% 142 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 121
Splatting 127
36% 125 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 35.5%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$71
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 124 116 125 125 111 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
53.5% Above average
Read 67.5
Write 154
Mixed 33.3
SusWrite 119
68% 93.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
82% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 109%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB-$89
254GB free
Firmware: 3.AAK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 69 67 69 69 66 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
37.1% Below average
Read 61.3
Write 40.7
Mixed 40.5
SusWrite 67.5
39% 52.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
123% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 37.1%
Great: 43%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$42
37GB free
Firmware: JP4OA3EA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 71 70 70 71 67 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
39.5% Below average
Read 67.8
Write 67.5
Mixed 41
SusWrite 69.7
45% 61.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 38.6
MC Write 39.4
MC Mixed 33
106% 37 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 34
SC Mixed 25.2
75% 26.1 GB/s
Latency 53.6
75% 53.6 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA Builds (Compare 1,135 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $891
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