Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 97.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics64.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive89.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 01:08
Run Duration90 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$315
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 496
QC Mixed 491
110% 486 Pts
MC Int 659
MC Float 750
MC Mixed 714
106% 708 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
MaxC: 1961 MHz, MaxM: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
64.3% Good
Lighting 170
Reflection 201
Parallax 237
60% 203 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 210
Splatting 159
78% 173 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 64.3%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$99
182GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
89.5% Excellent
Read 498
Write 404
Mixed 416
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 62.3
4K Mixed 33.6
123% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 34.7
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 17.5
55% 111 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$106
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
74.5% Very good
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 21.1
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 23.5
69% 24.2 GB/s
Latency 59.8
67% 59.8 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 74.5%
Great: 84%
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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 10,983 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,075
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