Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 94.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics66.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive91.6% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151109
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 11:41
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User LUX-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 453
QC Float 417
QC Mixed 471
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 647
MC Float 747
MC Mixed 709
105% 701 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
66.5% Good
Lighting 211
Reflection 181
Parallax 200
64% 197 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 193
Splatting 125
68% 157 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$130
45GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
Read 485
Write 337
Mixed 352
87% 391 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 72.7
4K Mixed 26.2
132% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 327
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 84.5
116% 216 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 97%
Hitachi HDS721050CLA360 500GB
106GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
68.1% Good
Read 118
Write 119
Mixed 115
88% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.31
82% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
77.6% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 23.9
77% 27.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 30.5
SC Mixed 25.3
71% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 62.4
64% 62.4 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 77.6%
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 12,259 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $173

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,122
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