Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics107% 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.
Boot Drive137% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 19:05
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%
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 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
Memory 94.3
1-Core 152
2-Core 289
101% 179 Pts
4-Core 495
8-Core 770
81% 633 Pts
64-Core 753
50% 753 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing below potential (66th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
107% Outstanding
Lighting 405
Reflection 369
Parallax 391
106% 388 fps
MRender 237
Gravity 404
Splatting 249
108% 297 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 107%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$135
179GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 481 484 472 468 465 466 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
137% Outstanding
Read 478
Write 458
Mixed 386
SusWrite 473
101% 449 MB/s
4K Read 48.3
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 68.3
234% 85 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 137%
Great: 134%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
427GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 159 162 162 163 161 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
Read 163
Write 116
Mixed 90.7
SusWrite 161
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Mushkin MR[A/B]4U300JJJM8G 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
73% Very good
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 20.9
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 27.7
SC Mixed 23.4
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 59.1
68% 59.1 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 73%
Great: 96%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 6,718 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,155
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