Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics47.3% 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 Drive198% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory25.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime5.5 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 05:11
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 i7-6700-$320
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
64.1% Good
SC Int 85
SC Float 94.3
SC Mixed 88.8
71% 89.4 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 330
QC Mixed 326
72% 320 Pts
MC Int 502
MC Float 572
MC Mixed 389
73% 488 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
Gigabyte(1458 374C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
47.3% Average
Lighting 358
Reflection 59.8
Parallax 59.8
77% 159 fps
MRender 59.8
Gravity 59.8
Splatting 59.8
25% 59.8 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 47.3%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$339
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 774 669 633 621 622 636 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
198% Outstanding
Read 1,737
Write 868
Mixed 704
SusWrite 659
219% 992 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 50.2
189% 68.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,074
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 382
362% 589 MB/s
Poor: 140%
This bench: 198%
Great: 240%
Crucial MX500 2TB-$350
1TB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 372 393 418 410 426 428 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 469
Write 415
Mixed 392
SusWrite 408
95% 421 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 99.8
4K Mixed 46.5
161% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 276
225% 320 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 109%
Great: 122%
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB-$188
764GB free
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 313 300 294 290 292 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 478
Write 414
Mixed 310
SusWrite 307
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 45.3
158% 57.7 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 237
201% 295 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 101%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2133 C14 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 1913 MHz
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
61.6% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 20
63% 22.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 17.2
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 82.8
48% 82.8 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 100%
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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 12,690 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,034
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