Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 86.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics68.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive105% 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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory27.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160128
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 00:40
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 407
94% 416 Pts
MC Int 607
MC Float 724
MC Mixed 671
100% 667 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
68.8% Good
Lighting 206
Reflection 178
Parallax 274
71% 219 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 196
Splatting 127
67% 154 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 171 79 77 102 66 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 361
Mixed 398
SusWrite 155
79% 353 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 57.2
191% 67 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 105%
Great: 134%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
605GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 186 185 186 187 186 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 150
Mixed 87
SusWrite 186
111% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 107%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 4x8GB-$165
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
88.4% Excellent
MC Read 31.7
MC Write 33.5
MC Mixed 28.4
89% 31.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 34.2
SC Mixed 27.7
78% 27.3 GB/s
Latency 58.9
68% 58.9 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 126%
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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 12,760 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,044
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