Asus Z170I PRO GAMING

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (11th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 89 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 average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 56.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics23.3% 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)
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 (62%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z170I PRO GAMING  (all builds)
Memory7.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160517
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateMay 30 '21 at 07:25
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 62%

 PC Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600-$246
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
56.9% Above average
Memory 70.8
1-Core 68.3
2-Core 126
54% 88.2 Pts
4-Core 237
8-Core 318
36% 277 Pts
64-Core 351
24% 351 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
Nvidia(10DE 1139) 2GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 466.47
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
23.3% Poor
Lighting 28.6
Reflection 4.3
Parallax 28.6
23% 20.5 fps
MRender 32.4
Gravity 28.6
Splatting 27.5
24% 29.5 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 23.3%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$290
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 753
Write 707
Mixed 487
144% 649 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 56.7
4K Mixed 29.5
105% 36.9 MB/s
DQ Read 975
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 362
329% 523 MB/s
Poor: 120% Great: 241%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$80
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 126 123 123 127 126 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
69.9% Good
Read 119
Write 100
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 125
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$169
2 of 2 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
76.3% Very good
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 31.3
MC Mixed 27.9
84% 29.5 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 13.7
41% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 99.5
40% 99.5 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 95%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170I PRO GAMING Builds (Compare 2,389 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170I PRO GAMING - $165

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,065
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HDDRAMUSB
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