Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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.
Graphics73.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory29.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '18 at 00:15
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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-$299
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 132
108% 136 Pts
QC Int 459
QC Float 478
QC Mixed 509
109% 482 Pts
MC Int 696
MC Float 778
MC Mixed 735
110% 736 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 100%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$275
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Lighting 234
Reflection 207
Parallax 214
70% 218 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 215
Splatting 171
77% 179 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba P300 2TB-$63
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 153
Mixed 165
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.19
88% 1 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 112%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$138
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
72.1% Very good
Read 125
Write 127
Mixed 112
91% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.13
4K Mixed 0.58
116% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 75%
WD My Book 750GB
611GB free, PID 1100
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
19.4% Very poor
Read 37.8
Write 38.3
Mixed 11.3
35% 29.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.23
70% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 19.4%
Great: 21%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 37.5
MC Write 39.1
MC Mixed 31.8
103% 36.1 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 41.9
SC Mixed 33.1
94% 32.7 GB/s
Latency 51.5
78% 51.5 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 103%
Great: 105%
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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 12,070 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 - $168

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,192
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