Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 93%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics98.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (54%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 22:59
Run Duration245 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 54%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
93% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 133
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 447
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 677
MC Float 766
MC Mixed 735
108% 726 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 93%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$457
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2552 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
Lighting 77.8
Reflection 344
Parallax 431
64% 284 fps
MRender 227
Gravity 381
Splatting 244
124% 284 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial C300-CTFDDAC128MAG 128GB
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0006 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 38% Great: 59%
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
5GB free
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
60.5% Good
Read 501
Write 169
Mixed 195
63% 288 MB/s
4K Read 13.5
4K Write 96.8
4K Mixed 9.57
84% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 103
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 45.6
61% 109 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
68GB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Read 149
Write 147
Mixed 148
112% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.23
78% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$39
15GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
25.8% Poor
Read 51.5
Write 37.8
Mixed 45.9
34% 45.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.34
93% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 25.8%
Great: 70%
Seagate ST3750630AS 750GB-$209
14GB free
Firmware: DE13 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
52.6% Above average
Read 90.4
Write 93.1
Mixed 82.7
67% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 0.93
4K Mixed 0.32
72% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 57%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$50
5GB free
Firmware: 1AG01113 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
50.5% Above average
Read 86.4
Write 89.6
Mixed 83.9
65% 86.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 0.3
63% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$143
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
69.7% Good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 26.9
MC Mixed 21.2
72% 25 GB/s
SC Read 14.7
SC Write 21.7
SC Mixed 19
53% 18.5 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 87%
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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 17,175 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: $1,076
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