Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 65.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics44.3% 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 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171227
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateApr 11 '18 at 16:44
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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-$232
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
65.6% Good
SC Int 89
SC Float 98.6
SC Mixed 88.6
74% 92.1 Pts
QC Int 263
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 344
74% 326 Pts
MC Int 319
MC Float 364
MC Mixed 344
51% 342 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$470
Gigabyte(1458 36FD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2600 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
44.3% Average
Lighting 324
Reflection 375
Parallax 59.6
70% 253 fps
MRender 59.7
Gravity 59.7
Splatting 58.3
25% 59.2 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$80
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
74.3% Very good
Read 103
Write 155
Mixed 156
105% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 4.97
4K Mixed 0.76
207% 2.15 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 110%
Toshiba DT01ABA200V 2TB
839GB free
Firmware: MZ4OABC0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
76.3% Very good
Read 147
Write 119
Mixed 137
102% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.15
66% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 86%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$58
512GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC4B Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
62.5% Good
Read 108
Write 110
Mixed 99.3
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 0.62
4K Mixed 0.24
60% 0.46 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2666 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
80.3% Excellent
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 31.7
MC Mixed 25.5
83% 28.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 22.9
64% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 118%
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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 14,103 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $980
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