Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 96.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics139% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 00:41
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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-$302
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 496
QC Mixed 470
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 652
MC Float 752
MC Mixed 658
103% 687 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
Gigabyte(1458 36FD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2551 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
139% Outstanding
Lighting 450
Reflection 406
Parallax 430
137% 429 fps
MRender 254
Gravity 437
Splatting 266
140% 319 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 139%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$105
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 6,773
Write 87.7
Mixed 171
487% 2,344 MB/s
4K Read 685
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 10.6
1,054% 233 MB/s
Poor: 80% Great: 135%
WD Gold 2TB (2016)-$118
856GB free
Firmware: RR09
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 122
Write 203
Mixed 81.2
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 4.3
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1
350% 2.83 MB/s
Poor: 66% Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
MC Read 36.1
MC Write 37.6
MC Mixed 30.6
99% 34.8 GB/s
SC Read 22.3
SC Write 40.2
SC Mixed 29.7
88% 30.7 GB/s
Latency 51.9
77% 51.9 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 117%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 17,077 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $974
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HDDRAMUSB
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