Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 87.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics102% 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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 09:46
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 i5-6600K-$235
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
87.5% Excellent
SC Int 107
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 117
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 484
QC Mixed 460
103% 456 Pts
MC Int 432
MC Float 496
MC Mixed 458
69% 462 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$379
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 313
Reflection 311
Parallax 321
98% 315 fps
MRender 209
Gravity 296
Splatting 238
106% 248 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 102%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 468
Write 448
Mixed 387
97% 434 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 62.5
212% 75.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 358
269% 361 MB/s
Poor: 70% Great: 125%
Toshiba P300 2TB-$60
425GB free
Firmware: MX4OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 119 128 129 129 129 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
Read 160
Write 147
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 126
88% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.6
157% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 110%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 180 180 182 182 182 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 174
Mixed 111
SusWrite 180
121% 164 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
237% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 107%
Great: 108%
SanDisk Cruzer 4GB
4GB free, PID 5530
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.9 5.5 5.3 5.1 5.4 5.1 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
5.44% Terrible
Read 17.5
Write 4.7
Mixed 1.7
SusWrite 5
8% 7.23 MB/s
4K Read 7.7
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
29% 2.57 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.44%
Great: 12%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
MC Read 37
MC Write 38.4
MC Mixed 29.4
100% 34.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 39.4
SC Mixed 30.3
85% 29.7 GB/s
Latency 49.6
81% 49.6 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 98.9%
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 17,712 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,030
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