Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 85.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics46.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive101% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateMar 15 '19 at 13:48
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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-$291
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 129
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 429
QC Mixed 409
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 546
MC Float 631
MC Mixed 612
89% 597 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
Zotac(19DA 1445) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
46.6% Average
Lighting 273
Reflection 74.8
Parallax 121
67% 156 fps
MRender 74.6
Gravity 74.7
Splatting 74.7
31% 74.7 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$105
285GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 400 346 277 285 270 282 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 466
Write 444
Mixed 382
SusWrite 310
90% 400 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 48.8
178% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 155
125% 181 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 101%
Great: 134%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB-$95
1TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 108 115 117 117 113 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
48.3% Average
Read 55
Write 107
Mixed 56
SusWrite 113
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.2
228% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 70%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$50
112GB free
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 84 70 85 79 88 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
49.1% Average
Read 87.5
Write 84.8
Mixed 60.8
SusWrite 83.5
58% 79.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
159% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 69%
Generic MassStorageClass 32GB
23GB free, PID 0749
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.5 8.7 8.8 9.4 9 8.8 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
3.73% Terrible
Read 10.2
Write 9.3
Mixed 9.5
SusWrite 8.8
13% 9.45 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
7% 0.1 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 3.73%
Great: 38%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$105
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
79.5% Very good
MC Read 29.9
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 24.4
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 25.5
SC Mixed 26
66% 23 GB/s
Latency 55.1
73% 55.1 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 79.5%
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 17,174 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $984
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $380Nvidia GTX 1070 $330Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $120Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i5-8600K $260Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $88
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $105SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $716SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $120SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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