Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 88.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics61.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive94.9% 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.
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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z170 S  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170629
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateNov 16 '18 at 16:50
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$273
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
Memory 96.2
1-Core 140
2-Core 266
96% 167 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 736
74% 587 Pts
64-Core 730
49% 730 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.94
Performing below potential (64th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
61.1% Good
Lighting 234
Reflection 228
Parallax 241
62% 235 fps
MRender 169
Gravity 221
Splatting 160
61% 183 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 123 121 126 121 121 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Read 400
Write 411
Mixed 321
SusWrite 156
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 87
4K Mixed 47.5
173% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 124%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$84
156GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1390 584 582 594 582 579 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
278% Outstanding
Read 2,535
Write 1944
Mixed 981
SusWrite 718
342% 1,545 MB/s
4K Read 52.9
4K Write 170
4K Mixed 72.8
263% 98.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1,174
DQ Write 1,164
DQ Mixed 1,142
865% 1,160 MB/s
Poor: 206%
This bench: 278%
Great: 325%
Seagate ST9320320AS 320GB-$170
164GB free
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 48 52 52 50 52 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
26.9% Poor
Read 43
Write 51.8
Mixed 26
SusWrite 50.4
31% 42.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.5
95% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 26.9%
Great: 37%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB-$130
52GB free
Firmware: 1AA01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 66 64 67 68 67 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
36.4% Below average
Read 60
Write 29.5
Mixed 57.8
SusWrite 66.6
40% 53.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 36.4%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$303
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
MC Read 36.2
MC Write 37.7
MC Mixed 30.8
100% 34.9 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 39.7
SC Mixed 29.4
86% 30.2 GB/s
Latency 53.2
75% 53.2 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 113%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical SABERTOOTH Z170 S Builds (Compare 492 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $963
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