Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 96.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics96.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive126% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime3.4 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 22:29
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 i7-7700K-$349
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
96.5% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 139
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 477
QC Mixed 460
103% 454 Pts
MC Int 714
MC Float 813
MC Mixed 776
115% 768 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 96.5%
Great: 113%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$360
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
Lighting 295
Reflection 292
Parallax 302
92% 296 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 278
Splatting 227
100% 234 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$105
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 457 392 364 319 309 305 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 486
Mixed 397
SusWrite 358
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 63.8
219% 78.6 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 361
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 126%
Great: 135%
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB-$159
112GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 140 138 145 135 143 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Read 361
Write 224
Mixed 248
SusWrite 138
54% 243 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 47.7
178% 66.5 MB/s
DQ Read 250
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 208
163% 226 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
MC Read 35.5
MC Write 37
MC Mixed 30.5
98% 34.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.1
SC Write 39.4
SC Mixed 29.3
86% 29.9 GB/s
Latency 51.8
77% 51.8 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 105%
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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 16,994 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: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $1,001
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