Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 96.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics42.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive87% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 20:35
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 above expectations (81st percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 132
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 472
QC Mixed 480
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 657
MC Float 727
MC Mixed 693
104% 692 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Asus(1043 8528) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
42.2% Average
Lighting 142
Reflection 118
Parallax 129
42% 130 fps
MRender 84.3
Gravity 123
Splatting 83.9
42% 97 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 1TB-$160
753GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR010 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
87% Excellent
Read 513
Write 392
Mixed 419
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 94.6
4K Mixed 24
134% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 38.8
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 22.4
31% 54.3 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 87%
Great: 125%
Seagate ST4000VX000-1F4168 4TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: CV13 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
51.3% Above average
Read 87.6
Write 91.2
Mixed 97.4
70% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.23
4K Mixed 0.12
55% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 98%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$70
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
60.6% Good
Read 103
Write 109
Mixed 102
79% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.14
56% 0.45 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 68%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB-$76
203GB free
Firmware: SD15 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
44.9% Average
Read 78.6
Write 77.9
Mixed 72.8
57% 76.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.22
4K Write 1.34
4K Mixed 0.38
76% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2800 C16 4x4GB-$282
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (23rd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
75.6% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 22.9
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 30.2
SC Mixed 23.1
68% 24 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 120%
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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 17,156 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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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