Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics40.2% 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 Drive132% 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 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 11 '19 at 00:51
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$269
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
84.4% Excellent
1-Core 126
2-Core 256
90% 191 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 677
75% 578 Pts
64-Core 678
46% 678 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
EVGA(3842 6585) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.60
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (144 fps cap detected)
40.2% Average
Lighting 144
Reflection 144
Parallax 144
37% 144 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 144
Splatting 144
44% 144 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 90 86 98 104 102 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
132% Outstanding
Read 1,431
Write 332
Mixed 367
SusWrite 95.4
120% 556 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 71.2
4K Mixed 39.4
133% 46.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,062
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 457
377% 567 MB/s
Poor: 149%
This bench: 132%
Great: 237%
Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172 1TB
571GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 28 28 31 35 36 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
28.1% Poor
Read 65.3
Write 96.5
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 31
45% 61.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.6
192% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 28.1%
Great: 72%
SanDisk Cruzer 8GB
7GB free, PID 5406
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.6 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
6.88% Terrible
Read 28.3
Write 2
Mixed 4.3
SusWrite 5.5
9% 10 MB/s
4K Read 6.7
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
25% 2.23 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 6.88%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO DDR4 3200 C15 2x8GB-$85
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3000 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
MC Read 36.1
MC Write 36.3
MC Mixed 27
95% 33.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 36.3
SC Mixed 30.6
84% 29.4 GB/s
Latency 50.4
79% 50.4 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 104%
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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 20,490 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $989
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HDDRAMUSB
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