Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 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 81.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics58.8% 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.
Very high background CPU (68%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory7.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime9.1 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 03:25
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 68%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th 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 i7-7700K-$288
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
81.3% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 403
QC Mixed 379
86% 378 Pts
MC Int 521
MC Float 595
MC Mixed 600
86% 572 Pts
Poor: 88%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
58.8% Above average
Lighting 191
Reflection 161
Parallax 129
52% 160 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 182
Splatting 135
64% 148 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
485GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
88% Excellent
Read 152
Write 155
Mixed 134
110% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 0.88
4K Mixed 0.16
45% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 88%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$189
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
MC Read 31.3
MC Write 32.8
MC Mixed 26.3
86% 30.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 23.9
SC Mixed 18.1
53% 18.5 GB/s
Latency 61.7
65% 61.7 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 103%
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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 10,552 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 - $100

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,089
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HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $189SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $195SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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