Asus Z170M-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 132%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 108%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics49% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive270% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory14.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170710
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 11 '17 at 18:09
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 Core i5-6600K-$230
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
108% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 143
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 552
QC Float 582
QC Mixed 567
128% 567 Pts
MC Int 554
MC Float 584
MC Mixed 572
85% 570 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 108%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.0
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
49% Average
Lighting 134
Reflection 134
Parallax 134
41% 134 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 134
Splatting 119
55% 129 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 49%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$110
353GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 406
Mixed 420
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 31.1
169% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 117
143% 253 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 109%
Great: 135%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$155
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
270% Outstanding
Read 2,757
Write 1,350
Mixed 1,406
403% 1,838 MB/s
4K Read 59.1
4K Write 174
4K Mixed 46.7
242% 93.4 MB/s
DQ Read 61
DQ Write 199
DQ Mixed 30.5
52% 96.8 MB/s
Poor: 150%
This bench: 270%
Great: 257%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
87.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.7
MC Write 33
MC Mixed 28.6
89% 31.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 26.1
76% 26.5 GB/s
Latency 59.7
67% 59.7 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 90%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170M-PLUS Builds (Compare 1,823 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170M-PLUS - $128

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $854
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $899SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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