Asus Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 123%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 85.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics43.7% 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 Drive289% 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 PRO GAMING/AURA  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161227
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 18:46
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 below expectations (39th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
SC Int 125
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 127
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 379
QC Float 395
QC Mixed 403
89% 392 Pts
MC Int 640
MC Float 725
MC Mixed 686
102% 684 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$713
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (117 fps cap detected)
43.7% Average
Lighting 117
Reflection 118
Parallax 117
36% 117 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 118
Splatting 118
49% 118 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$140
249GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 847 653 652 651 651 652 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
289% Outstanding
Read 2,436
Write 1936
Mixed 1,371
SusWrite 684
358% 1,607 MB/s
4K Read 63.2
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 84.4
287% 101 MB/s
DQ Read 1,453
DQ Write 1,264
DQ Mixed 1,326
1,003% 1,348 MB/s
Poor: 190%
This bench: 289%
Great: 320%
Samsung 750 EVO 500GB
419GB free
Firmware: MAT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 9,237
Write 8,806
Mixed 8,576
1,982% 8873 MB/s
4K Read 720
4K Write 329
4K Mixed 403
1,782% 484 MB/s
DQ Read 1,735
DQ Write 1152
DQ Mixed 1,219
970% 1,369 MB/s
Poor: 73% Great: 123%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Group Inc. TEAMGROUP-UD4-3200 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
MC Read 37.6
MC Write 38.9
MC Mixed 28.6
100% 35 GB/s
SC Read 20.8
SC Write 40.3
SC Mixed 25.2
82% 28.8 GB/s
Latency 49.7
80% 49.7 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 109%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA Builds (Compare 2,421 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 PRO GAMING/AURA

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $890
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