Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 88.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics105% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive96.4% 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 (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 12 '17 at 23:59
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 below expectations (32nd percentile)
88.3% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 130
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 417
94% 412 Pts
MC Int 656
MC Float 746
MC Mixed 703
105% 702 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 342
Reflection 302
Parallax 335
105% 326 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 310
Splatting 220
106% 244 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 105%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 500GB-$180
113GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 427
Mixed 472
105% 470 MB/s
4K Read 20
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 29.3
125% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 256
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 66
107% 203 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 107%
Seagate ST32000644NS 42D0788 42D0791IBM 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: BB28 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
65.5% Good
Read 115
Write 113
Mixed 106
84% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.51
117% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 74%
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 @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
109% Outstanding
MC Read 39.7
MC Write 41.5
MC Mixed 34.2
110% 38.5 GB/s
SC Read 23.1
SC Write 45.7
SC Mixed 33.1
97% 34 GB/s
Latency 51.4
78% 51.4 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 109%
Great: 107%
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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 12,211 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 - $173

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,079
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