Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 56.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics32.9% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive84.2% 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.
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 (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime8.6 Days
Run DateSep 20 '19 at 04:52
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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-$240
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
56.3% Above average
1-Core 97.1
2-Core 199
69% 148 Pts
4-Core 311
8-Core 449
49% 380 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
32.9% Below average
Lighting 138
Reflection 113
Parallax 123
35% 125 fps
MRender 77.2
Gravity 119
Splatting 82.9
30% 93.1 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 32.9%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$120
146GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 439 230 149 152 153 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Read 412
Write 435
Mixed 367
SusWrite 259
83% 368 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 32
130% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 307
224% 289 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 93%
WD Black 640GB (2008)-$80
136GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 63 63 63 63 63 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
46% Average
Read 96.8
Write 88
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 62.9
56% 76.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 46%
Great: 63%
WD Black 4TB (2016)-$174
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 144 144 145 143 143 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Read 154
Write 168
Mixed 80.2
SusWrite 144
100% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.7
202% 2.1 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 113%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$74
464GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 138 137 141 141 140 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
75.6% Very good
Read 124
Write 106
Mixed 64.8
SusWrite 140
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
65.8% Good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 25.4
MC Mixed 21.8
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 19
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 80.4
50% 80.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 94%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 21,560 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $1,021
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