Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 88.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics95.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive117% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170629
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 22:14
Run Duration99 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
88.7% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 127
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 427
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 646
MC Float 723
MC Mixed 690
103% 686 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 88.7%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
Lighting 294
Reflection 282
Parallax 298
91% 291 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 272
Splatting 220
98% 230 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 111%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
228GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 400
Mixed 408
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 50.5
191% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 248
DQ Mixed 129
143% 245 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 117%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$204
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 38.2
MC Write 40.7
MC Mixed 33
107% 37.3 GB/s
SC Read 22.3
SC Write 45
SC Mixed 32.1
95% 33.1 GB/s
Latency 51.5
78% 51.5 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 106%
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 10,652 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,087
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HDDRAMUSB
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