Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
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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 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 79.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics118% 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).
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month 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 Single core Quad core Multi core
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 (12th percentile)
79.5% Very good
SC Int 123
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 119
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 362
QC Float 408
QC Mixed 380
87% 383 Pts
MC Int 502
MC Float 637
MC Mixed 567
85% 569 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Lighting 427
Reflection 448
Parallax 414
131% 430 fps
MRender 178
Gravity 366
Splatting 198
110% 247 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 118%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$149
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: 225% Great: 402%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)-$89
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 181 178 170 171 189 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th 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: 53%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$90
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th 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: 59%
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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 18,340 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $991
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HDDRAMUSB
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