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 (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 87.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics43.9% 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 Drive110% 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)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 08:44
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th 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-$307
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
87.2% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 127
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 416
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 625
MC Float 711
MC Mixed 684
101% 673 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 102%
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 (3rd percentile)
43.9% Average
Lighting 102
Reflection 165
Parallax 136
36% 135 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 114
Splatting 131
50% 121 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 402
Mixed 413
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 92.2
4K Mixed 42.6
171% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 246
DQ Mixed 26.5
92% 204 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 110%
Great: 135%
Samsung PM810 2.5" 7mm 256GB
24GB free
Firmware: AXM08D1Q Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
48.6% Average
Read 248
Write 231
Mixed 240
54% 240 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 61.8
4K Mixed 11.3
71% 29.7 MB/s
DQ Read 109
DQ Write 63.5
DQ Mixed 13.4
30% 61.8 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 74%
Seagate ST32000641AS 2TB-$91
393GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
56% Above average
Read 94.3
Write 101
Mixed 91.3
72% 95.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 1.18
4K Mixed 0.31
71% 0.61 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 56%
Great: 74%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$95
68GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
68.5% Good
Read 92.5
Write 145
Mixed 111
87% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 5.41
4K Mixed 0.82
212% 2.24 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$175
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
53.6% Above average
MC Read 19.1
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 16
51% 18 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 18.5
SC Mixed 16.4
48% 16.8 GB/s
Latency 58.9
68% 58.9 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 109%
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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 16,540 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $1,073
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $330Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $146SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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