Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 141%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 141%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 109%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics173% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive240% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170629
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 03 '17 at 21:23
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$223
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
109% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 146
117% 146 Pts
QC Int 554
QC Float 595
QC Mixed 575
130% 574 Pts
MC Int 561
MC Float 595
MC Mixed 574
86% 577 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 109%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$799
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2808 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
173% Outstanding
Lighting 553
Reflection 559
Parallax 650
182% 587 fps
MRender 287
Gravity 542
Splatting 303
167% 377 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 173%
Great: 179%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$116
133GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
240% Outstanding
Read 2,082
Write 1,125
Mixed 1,169
321% 1,459 MB/s
4K Read 59.9
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 47.1
224% 81.3 MB/s
DQ Read 598
DQ Write 369
DQ Mixed 206
228% 391 MB/s
Poor: 166%
This bench: 240%
Great: 262%
Seagate Expansion Desk 3TB
2TB free
Firmware: 0909
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 175
Mixed 164
132% 176 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.25
82% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 104%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
415GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
Read 152
Write 170
Mixed 148
118% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.32
98% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 107%
Seagate ST3500312CS 500GB-$21
334GB free
Firmware: SC13 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
55% Above average
Read 95.3
Write 96.4
Mixed 94.9
72% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.41
4K Mixed 0.46
102% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 55%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$158
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.8% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 21.5
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 18.7
SC Write 13.4
SC Mixed 14.7
45% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 89%
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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 15,273 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,221
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