Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics158% 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 Drive165% 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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory27.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 18:24
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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-$334
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 145
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 147
118% 147 Pts
QC Int 500
QC Float 538
QC Mixed 515
117% 518 Pts
MC Int 732
MC Float 830
MC Mixed 792
117% 785 Pts
Poor: 79%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 2151 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
158% Outstanding
Lighting 646
Reflection 420
Parallax 465
180% 510 fps
MRender 265
Gravity 435
Splatting 274
142% 325 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 158%
Great: 144%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$146
284GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 415
Mixed 419
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 46.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 30.3
165% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 129
151% 263 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 109%
Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
134GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 416
Mixed 417
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 46.2
190% 67.8 MB/s
DQ Read 48.4
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 27.5
62% 120 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 111%
Great: 113%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$200
78GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
165% Outstanding
Read 1,392
Write 672
Mixed 792
209% 952 MB/s
4K Read 51.8
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 32
216% 88.5 MB/s
DQ Read 54.4
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 31.2
53% 98 MB/s
Poor: 119%
This bench: 165%
Great: 219%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$146
9GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 414
Mixed 417
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 47.4
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 29.4
166% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 48.1
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 115
104% 149 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 102%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 4x8GB-$165
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
76.3% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 24
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 30.6
SC Mixed 24.7
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 112%
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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 12,906 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,117
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