Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics98.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at 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).
Run History
7 months ago, 7 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime10.3 Days
Run DateApr 18 '19 at 02:53
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$275
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
73.6% Very good
1-Core 119
2-Core 233
83% 176 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 545
60% 462 Pts
64-Core 567
38% 567 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$799
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Lighting 427
Reflection 448
Parallax 414
110% 430 fps
MRender 178
Gravity 366
Splatting 198
84% 247 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$134
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,065
Write 1,827
Mixed 1,271
382% 1,721 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 70.4
235% 87.4 MB/s
DQ Read 1217
DQ Write 1048
DQ Mixed 1,113
839% 1,126 MB/s
Poor: 238% Great: 399%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)-$114
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 181 178 170 171 189 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 129
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 173
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$65
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
53.2% Above average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 19.8
MC Mixed 16.9
54% 18.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 13.5
SC Mixed 15.3
39% 13.6 GB/s
Latency 74.1
54% 74.1 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 105%
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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 22,238 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $60

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $839
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HDDRAMUSB
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