Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (95th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 5 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 96.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics54.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive128% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory14.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 23 '19 at 16:39
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (95th 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-$276
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
Memory 95.4
1-Core 138
2-Core 277
97% 170 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 749
83% 640 Pts
64-Core 758
51% 758 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1586 MHz, MLim: 1854 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
54.6% Above average
Lighting 198
Reflection 194
Parallax 227
52% 206 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 194
Splatting 134
55% 164 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 54.6%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 407 315 315 318 319 312 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
128% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 494
Mixed 406
SusWrite 331
98% 435 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 66.4
228% 82.1 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 360
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 128%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
769GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 166 167 170 170 169 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 211
Write 121
Mixed 118
SusWrite 168
114% 155 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
233% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 109%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$59
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
81.5% Excellent
MC Read 31.3
MC Write 30.8
MC Mixed 23
81% 28.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 26.7
73% 25.6 GB/s
Latency 55.9
72% 55.9 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 85%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 7,495 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,044
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Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $42
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $36Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $548SanDisk Extreme 16GB $28
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