Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 87.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics132% 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 Drive107% 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150714
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 01:50
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 422
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 614
MC Float 692
MC Mixed 668
98% 658 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$490
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Lighting 435
Reflection 383
Parallax 441
135% 420 fps
MRender 238
Gravity 406
Splatting 249
130% 298 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 132%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
61GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 405
Mixed 418
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 45.9
156% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 108
134% 239 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 107%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
398GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
76.7% Very good
Read 139
Write 129
Mixed 149
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.23
4K Mixed 0.19
85% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
MC Read 32.9
MC Write 34.4
MC Mixed 28.2
91% 31.8 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 35.7
SC Mixed 27.1
78% 27.4 GB/s
Latency 58.7
68% 58.7 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 95%
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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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HDDRAMUSB
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