Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics111% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive121% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 14:46
Run Duration227 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 51%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th 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 i5-6600K-$216
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 148
SC Mixed 142
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 534
QC Float 570
QC Mixed 521
123% 542 Pts
MC Int 534
MC Float 579
MC Mixed 557
83% 556 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 102%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$408
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2177 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Lighting 348
Reflection 320
Parallax 370
110% 346 fps
MRender 220
Gravity 314
Splatting 245
111% 260 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 111%
Great: 109%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
95GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 321 254 247 252 234 232 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 493
Write 466
Mixed 401
SusWrite 257
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 128
4K Mixed 65
223% 80.2 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 358
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 121%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$176
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2929 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
MC Read 30.8
MC Write 37.9
MC Mixed 28.6
93% 32.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 36
SC Mixed 30.2
79% 27.7 GB/s
Latency 50.6
79% 50.6 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 103%
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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 15,868 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,197
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HDDRAMUSB
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