Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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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 91.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive102% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory27.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170629
Uptime3 Days
Run DateApr 24 '19 at 21:51
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 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 i7-6700K-$278
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 137
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 443
QC Float 500
QC Mixed 426
103% 456 Pts
MC Int 690
MC Float 793
MC Mixed 736
111% 740 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$480
EVGA(3842 1996) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.67
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 314
Reflection 290
Parallax 321
98% 309 fps
Gravity 283
Splatting 168
101% 225 fps
Poor: 74% Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$100
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 283 132 115 127 122 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 383
Mixed 375
SusWrite 189
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 55.7
190% 67.9 MB/s
DQ Read 296
DQ Write 300
DQ Mixed 236
194% 277 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 102%
Great: 135%
Spcc M.2 PCIe SSD 1TB
930GB free
Firmware: ECFM12.2 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1295 949 979 981 984 991 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
230% Outstanding
Read 1,536
Write 1,862
Mixed 544
SusWrite 1030
279% 1,243 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 54.2
195% 75.1 MB/s
DQ Read 1,172
DQ Write 866
DQ Mixed 1,031
768% 1,023 MB/s
Poor: 163%
This bench: 230%
Great: 280%
OCZ Agility 3 120GB-$102
28GB free
Firmware: 2.25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 132 109 107 106 108 118 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
60.8% Good
Read 182
Write 136
Mixed 141
SusWrite 113
32% 143 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 31.3
130% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 99.8
91% 141 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 60.8%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR4 2666 C15 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
MC Read 29.1
MC Write 30.9
MC Mixed 26
82% 28.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.6
SC Write 32.8
SC Mixed 26
75% 26.1 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 69%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 115%
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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 18,931 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $927
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