Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 92.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics43.4% 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 Drive96.2% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 08:09
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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-$359
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 469
QC Mixed 446
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 647
MC Float 738
MC Mixed 701
104% 695 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Gigabyte(1458 367B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
43.4% Average
Lighting 103
Reflection 166
Parallax 137
36% 136 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 114
Splatting 123
49% 118 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 43.4%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$139
135GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
96.2% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 400
Mixed 414
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 46.7
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 28.8
162% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 47.8
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 114
78% 92.5 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 115%
Samsung PM810 2.5" 7mm 256GB
24GB free
Firmware: AXM08D1Q Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
50.8% Above average
Read 251
Write 241
Mixed 211
52% 234 MB/s
4K Read 16.5
4K Write 67.3
4K Mixed 12
76% 32 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 66.3
DQ Mixed 12.5
30% 63.9 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 48%
Seagate ST32000641AS 2TB-$79
393GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
53.2% Above average
Read 88.4
Write 97.1
Mixed 76.3
65% 87.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.44
93% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 72%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$98
68GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
68.4% Good
Read 92.8
Write 145
Mixed 102
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 5.28
4K Mixed 0.65
200% 2.22 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$205
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
39.5% Below average
MC Read 13.8
MC Write 13.9
MC Mixed 11.5
37% 13.1 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 12.8
SC Mixed 13.3
33% 11.6 GB/s
Latency 66.9
60% 66.9 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 110%
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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 14,735 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $134

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,215
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HDDRAMUSB
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