Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 80.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics4.04% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive80% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (61%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 01:05
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 61%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 112
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 390
85% 374 Pts
MC Int 639
MC Float 715
MC Mixed 691
102% 681 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 730
EVGA(3842 2739) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 700 MHz, MaxM: 350 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
4.04% Terrible
Lighting 12.4
Reflection 12.7
Parallax 12
4% 12.4 fps
MRender 10.9
Gravity 12.6
Splatting 7.1
5% 10.2 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.04%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 250GB-$89
199GB free
Firmware: X41000WD Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
80% Very good
Read 490
Write 236
Mixed 189
67% 305 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 80
4K Mixed 18.2
120% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 189
DQ Mixed 44.6
90% 186 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 80%
Great: 83%
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016)-$90
3TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
91% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 139
Mixed 136
113% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 1.26
4K Mixed 0.14
53% 0.58 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 91%
Great: 111%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
338GB free, PID 0212
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
43.6% Average
Read 109
Write 101
Mixed 77.4
120% 95.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.21
71% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 44%
WD My Book 1140 2TB
259GB free, PID 1140
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
31.2% Below average
Read 87.3
Write 81
Mixed 54.2
92% 74.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 0.27
4K Mixed 0.09
14% 0.22 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 31.2%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
82.5% Excellent
MC Read 30.3
MC Write 31.6
MC Mixed 26.5
84% 29.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 24.3
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 88%
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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 8,984 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,024
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