Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics81.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive112% 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.
Very high background CPU (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '18 at 01:36
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 44%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-$342
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
74.7% Very good
SC Int 123
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 116
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 323
QC Float 358
QC Mixed 353
78% 344 Pts
MC Int 489
MC Float 532
MC Mixed 509
76% 510 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
Lighting 387
Reflection 179
Parallax 202
99% 256 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 192
Splatting 128
68% 157 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$115
365GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 394
Mixed 418
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 38.8
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 50.5
176% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 339
DQ Write 243
DQ Mixed 129
140% 237 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 112%
Great: 134%
Seagate ST4000DM006-2G5107 4TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: DN02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 171
Mixed 164
130% 172 MB/s
4K Read 1.31
4K Write 3.9
4K Mixed 0.41
172% 1.87 MB/s
Poor: 87%
This bench: 101%
Great: 127%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$147
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
83.4% Excellent
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 31.8
MC Mixed 25.6
83% 29 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 32.3
SC Mixed 26.7
74% 25.8 GB/s
Latency 52
77% 52 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 104%
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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 17,265 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: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,087
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $115
Intel Core i5-8600K $249AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $147SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $78G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $167SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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