Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics64.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 19:22
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 106
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 375
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 409
90% 400 Pts
MC Int 605
MC Float 675
MC Mixed 670
97% 650 Pts
Poor: 78%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.12
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
64.6% Good
Lighting 200
Reflection 178
Parallax 198
62% 192 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 188
Splatting 124
67% 154 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$60
65GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 29% Great: 65%
WD Black 640GB (2008)-$59
596GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
62.4% Good
Read 116
Write 101
Mixed 94.1
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.62
4K Mixed 0.51
140% 1.32 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
39.1% Below average
MC Read 13.6
MC Write 13.7
MC Mixed 11.8
37% 13 GB/s
SC Read 12.2
SC Write 13.5
SC Mixed 10.1
34% 11.9 GB/s
Latency 74.3
54% 74.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 39.1%
Great: 77%
Take a copy of your results

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 12,171 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: $1,117
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $300Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $99
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $280AMD RX 480 $390Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $133
Intel Core i5-7600K $212Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $271Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $165
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $718SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $83Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $55HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $140SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback