Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 136%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 93.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive321% 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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 23:20
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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-$290
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 479
QC Mixed 460
103% 456 Pts
MC Int 650
MC Float 738
MC Mixed 705
104% 698 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
71.7% Very good
Lighting 227
Reflection 202
Parallax 211
68% 213 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 207
Splatting 160
74% 173 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 77%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$165
418GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1793 1736 1703 1602 1601 1570 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
321% Outstanding
Read 2,121
Write 1,709
Mixed 841
SusWrite 1,667
354% 1,585 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 168
4K Mixed 69.6
249% 94.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,317
DQ Write 1,265
DQ Mixed 1,110
883% 1,230 MB/s
Poor: 194%
This bench: 321%
Great: 353%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
73.2% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 28.1
MC Mixed 20.4
72% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 29.3
SC Mixed 22.8
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 104%
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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 15,374 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: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $979
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