Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics102% 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 Drive90.7% 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.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime2.7 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 17:19
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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 i5-6600-$215
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
73.7% Very good
SC Int 97.9
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 99.6
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 362
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 393
86% 380 Pts
MC Int 330
MC Float 360
MC Mixed 321
50% 337 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 330
Reflection 295
Parallax 347
104% 324 fps
MRender 194
Gravity 287
Splatting 224
101% 235 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 102%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
134GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 388
Mixed 406
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 74.7
4K Mixed 30.9
135% 47.5 MB/s
DQ Read 41.4
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 24.3
53% 102 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 1TB (2015)-$50
563GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
72.7% Very good
Read 139
Write 114
Mixed 116
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.24
93% 1 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
61.7% Good
MC Read 23.4
MC Write 23.9
MC Mixed 19.1
63% 22.1 GB/s
SC Read 8.6
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 17.6
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 69
58% 69 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 102%
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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 12,196 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 - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,118
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $298Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $390Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $126
Intel Core i5-7600K $212Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $285Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $154
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $718SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $57HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
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