Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 84.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics105% 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 Drive128% 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)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 13 '18 at 01:15
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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-$320
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
84.6% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 389
92% 404 Pts
MC Int 572
MC Float 737
MC Mixed 685
99% 664 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 336
Reflection 311
Parallax 320
102% 322 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 306
Splatting 238
107% 250 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 105%
Great: 109%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$300
516GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 473 472 466 455 430 350 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Read 476
Write 453
Mixed 392
SusWrite 441
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 63.3
212% 75.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 362
272% 362 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 128%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$214
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
76.7% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 23.6
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 24
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 66
61% 66 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 106%
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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 15,844 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: 88% - Excellent Total price: $1,160
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HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $219SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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