Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 142%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 180%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 124%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 95.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics167% 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 Drive420% 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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory24.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime7 Days
Run DateMar 11 '18 at 17:15
Run Duration367 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 i7-7700K-$288
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
95.1% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 484
QC Mixed 451
103% 455 Pts
MC Int 681
MC Float 791
MC Mixed 748
110% 740 Pts
Poor: 87%
This bench: 95.1%
Great: 112%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 630 (Desktop Kaby Lake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 22.20.16.4836
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
9.29% Terrible
Lighting 23.6
Reflection 29.1
Parallax 25.1
8% 25.9 fps
MRender 23.3
Gravity 21.2
Splatting 34.9
11% 26.5 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 9.29%
Great: 10%
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$66
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
167% Outstanding
Lighting 544
Reflection 508
Parallax 612
176% 555 fps
MRender 261
Gravity 535
Splatting 288
160% 361 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 167%
Great: 179%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$388
123GB free
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
420% Outstanding
Read 4,196
Write 14.2
Mixed 29.4
293% 1,413 MB/s
4K Read 629
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.91
955% 210 MB/s
Poor: 121%
This bench: 420%
Great: 215%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$75
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 57% Great: 100%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$75
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 57% Great: 100%
WD Black 4TB (2016)-$184
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
Read 143
Write 153
Mixed 159
115% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 2.72
4K Mixed 0.21
112% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 113%
Lexar USB Flash Drive 64GB
44GB free
Firmware: 1100
4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 15% Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4-3000C15-8GTZB Corsair CMD16GX4M2B3000C15 F4-3000C15-8GTZB Corsair CMD16GX4M2B3000C15 32GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
80.7% Excellent
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 32.5
MC Mixed 25.2
81% 28.5 GB/s
SC Read 18
SC Write 31.7
SC Mixed 24.9
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
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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 15,300 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,172
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