Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 50.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics4.03% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 24 '17 at 17:37
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Pentium G4400-$58
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
50.7% Above average
SC Int 102
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 200
QC Float 215
QC Mixed 207
47% 207 Pts
MC Int 201
MC Float 214
MC Mixed 207
31% 207 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 510 (Desktop Skylake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4463
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
4.03% Terrible
Lighting 10.4
Reflection 13.4
Parallax 11.1
3% 11.6 fps
MRender 12.9
Gravity 9.1
Splatting 20.6
7% 14.2 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.03%
Great: 4%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$88
81GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 57% Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3007 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
94% Outstanding
MC Read 30.3
MC Write 39.6
MC Mixed 30.6
96% 33.5 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 37.5
SC Mixed 27
80% 27.8 GB/s
Latency 56.8
70% 56.8 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 94%
Great: 105%
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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 9,628 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,003
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