Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 92.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics20.1% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive275% 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 Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 30 '16 at 16:44
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 i7-6700K-$309
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 134
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 446
102% 449 Pts
MC Int 655
MC Float 745
MC Mixed 710
105% 703 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro K2200-$440
Nvidia(10DE 1097) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver. 21.21.13.6909
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
20.1% Poor
Lighting 65.9
Reflection 43.4
Parallax 61.4
20% 56.9 fps
MRender 49.2
Gravity 54.1
Splatting 37.6
20% 47 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 20.1%
Great: 22%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$350
377GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
275% Outstanding
Read 2,353
Write 1,448
Mixed 1,594
398% 1,799 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 61.1
232% 86.9 MB/s
DQ Read 560
DQ Write 389
DQ Mixed 33.6
144% 328 MB/s
Poor: 155%
This bench: 275%
Great: 274%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
101% Outstanding
MC Read 36.9
MC Write 38.3
MC Mixed 31.8
102% 35.7 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 39.7
SC Mixed 30.9
88% 30.9 GB/s
Latency 54.4
74% 54.4 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 101%
Great: 106%
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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 12,128 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,101
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