Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 83.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics98.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive135% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 13 '18 at 00:51
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 122
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 370
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 394
89% 391 Pts
MC Int 612
MC Float 701
MC Mixed 676
99% 663 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 368.39
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Lighting 299
Reflection 298
Parallax 306
93% 301 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 287
Splatting 233
103% 241 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$155
431GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 559 398 339 339 178 119 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Read 874
Write 526
Mixed 629
SusWrite 322
131% 588 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 50.1
190% 75.1 MB/s
DQ Read 497
DQ Write 496
DQ Mixed 452
352% 482 MB/s
Poor: 94%
This bench: 135%
Great: 143%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$110
346GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 8,040
Write 7,828
Mixed 7,461
1,737% 7,776 MB/s
4K Read 785
4K Write 497
4K Mixed 314
1,855% 532 MB/s
DQ Read 1,834
DQ Write 1,290
DQ Mixed 1,483
1,129% 1,536 MB/s
Poor: 79% Great: 134%
WD WD10EURX 1TB-$50
872GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 130 130 133 131 132 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
75.2% Very good
Read 130
Write 133
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 131
86% 117 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.6
156% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 85%
Lexar USB Flash Drive 8GB
7GB free, PID a815
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6 6.9 6.7 6.5 6.5 6.8 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
5.54% Terrible
Read 18.5
Write 3.8
Mixed 2
SusWrite 6.5
8% 7.7 MB/s
4K Read 6.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
23% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.54%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2400 C12 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
75.3% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 23.6
76% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 26.7
SC Mixed 24.5
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 89%
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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 17,289 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: $1,085
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