Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics33.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive110% 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.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z170 S  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170629
Uptime17.1 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 12:35
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$275
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Memory 91
1-Core 125
2-Core 248
89% 155 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 610
65% 509 Pts
64-Core 645
43% 645 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 418.81
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
33.1% Below average
Lighting 39.8
Reflection 45.9
Parallax 37.3
33% 41 fps
MRender 56.8
Gravity 39.8
Splatting 51.9
33% 49.5 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 33.1%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 353 184 187 185 182 175 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 488
Mixed 388
SusWrite 211
89% 398 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 58.1
195% 68.7 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 359
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 110%
Great: 124%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$60
121GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,545
Write 2,356
Mixed 1,521
476% 2,141 MB/s
4K Read 66.7
4K Write 167
4K Mixed 91.6
307% 108 MB/s
DQ Read 1,137
DQ Write 1,010
DQ Mixed 1057
797% 1,068 MB/s
Poor: 196% Great: 316%
Seagate ST9320320AS 320GB-$170
148GB free
Firmware: 0303
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 58 57 58 59 58 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
31.7% Below average
Read 52.5
Write 54.2
Mixed 30.2
SusWrite 57.9
36% 48.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
108% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 37%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB-$130
388GB free
Firmware: 1AA01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 78 78 79 79 80 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
47.4% Average
Read 85.8
Write 57.7
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 78.8
51% 69.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
188% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 4x4GB-$301
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
73.4% Very good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 22.9
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 21.9
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 73.4%
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 800 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z170 S - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Good Total price: $945
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