Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 74.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics65.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive143% 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.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170629
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 21:49
Run Duration219 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
74.7% Very good
SC Int 93.8
SC Float 86.7
SC Mixed 89.1
72% 89.9 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 371
84% 369 Pts
MC Int 698
MC Float 788
MC Mixed 767
112% 751 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$232
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
65.7% Good
Lighting 242
Reflection 168
Parallax 190
69% 200 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 175
Splatting 121
63% 147 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
79GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
Read 458
Write 371
Mixed 407
92% 412 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 71.6
4K Mixed 24.7
127% 44.8 MB/s
DQ Read 38.8
DQ Write 76
DQ Mixed 55.2
43% 56.6 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 118%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$128
51GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
143% Outstanding
Read 1,494
Write 584
Mixed 838
213% 972 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 82.3
4K Mixed 28.7
148% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 46.3
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 23.1
32% 57.2 MB/s
Poor: 140%
This bench: 143%
Great: 269%
WD Red 6TB (2014)-$211
3.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5700 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 174
Write 136
Mixed 123
108% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 2.62
4K Mixed 0.3
119% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 99%
Seagate ST3000VX010-2E3166 3TB
3TB free
Firmware: CV12 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Read 161
Write 163
Mixed 152
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.23
87% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 95%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT8G4DFD8213.C16FAR2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2688 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
36% Below average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 13
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 1.5
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 2.7
11% 3.97 GB/s
Latency 785
5% 785 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 36%
Great: 79%
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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 10,615 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 - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,055
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