Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
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 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics62% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive114% 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)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1600 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160107
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 04:39
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 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-$210
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 521
QC Float 547
QC Mixed 528
120% 532 Pts
MC Int 522
MC Float 553
MC Mixed 527
80% 534 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 100%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$208
CLim: 1260 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
62% Good
Lighting 179
Reflection 173
Parallax 239
62% 197 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 166
Splatting 126
62% 144 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 62%
Great: 64%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$115
238GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 412
Mixed 422
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 43.4
185% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 326
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 28.5
92% 201 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 114%
Great: 134%
Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 2.5" 500GB-$48
466GB free
Firmware: DEM9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
63.2% Good
Read 108
Write 111
Mixed 107
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 5.09
4K Mixed 0.76
208% 2.18 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 63%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$24
466GB free
Firmware: KC48 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
67.3% Good
Read 122
Write 113
Mixed 106
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.85
144% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 76%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$32
462GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
62.7% Good
Read 104
Write 114
Mixed 93.8
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.46
115% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
82.2% Excellent
MC Read 29.9
MC Write 30.3
MC Mixed 26.8
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 31.5
SC Mixed 25.4
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 111%
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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 17,262 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 - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,071
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