Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 85.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive77.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime7.3 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 06:22
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
85.2% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 410
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 591
MC Float 670
MC Mixed 629
94% 630 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
69.5% Good
Lighting 224
Reflection 195
Parallax 208
67% 209 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 199
Splatting 159
71% 166 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
77.8% Very good
Read 466
Write 330
Mixed 338
84% 378 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 52.3
4K Mixed 17.8
98% 33.7 MB/s
DQ Read 287
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 16
71% 163 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 108%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$53
75GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
67.7% Good
Read 114
Write 122
Mixed 137
94% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.21
83% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
72.1% Very good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 22.6
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.2
SC Write 27.2
SC Mixed 23.5
65% 22.6 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 96%
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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 17,196 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: $1,075
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i5-8600K $245AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $134
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $899SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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