Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 84.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics125% 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 Drive57% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
10 months ago, 10 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:19
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i5-6600K-$230
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 431
100% 442 Pts
MC Int 442
MC Float 472
MC Mixed 442
68% 452 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$418
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
125% Outstanding
Lighting 408
Reflection 376
Parallax 431
129% 405 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 383
Splatting 246
122% 278 fps
Poor: 97%
This bench: 125%
Great: 128%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 330 Series 180GB
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
57% Above average
Read 445
Write 163
Mixed 209
60% 272 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 9.65
92% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 21.3
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 8.9
25% 49.9 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 57%
Great: 82%
PNY SSD2SC480G1CS1754D117-533 480GB
36GB free
Firmware: CS111101 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 409
Write 395
Mixed 398
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 31.7
134% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 22.9
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 20.9
57% 112 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 96%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$90
688GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
52.1% Above average
Read 92.7
Write 88.8
Mixed 86.1
67% 89.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.2
80% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 66%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$33
44GB free
Firmware: CC35 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
42.5% Average
Read 74.3
Write 73.7
Mixed 71.1
55% 73 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.46
4K Mixed 0.59
123% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
66.5% Good
MC Read 23.5
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 20.6
67% 23.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 19.7
53% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,097
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