Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 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 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 93.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics47.6% 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)
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)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateMay 23 '20 at 18:08
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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-$272
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
Memory 96.5
1-Core 142
2-Core 285
99% 175 Pts
4-Core 485
8-Core 762
80% 624 Pts
64-Core 780
52% 780 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
CLim: 2325 MHz, MLim: 3847 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 445.87
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
47.6% Average
Lighting 1.77
Reflection 27
Parallax 1.88
1% 10.2 fps
MRender 5.57
Gravity 148
Splatting 118
101% 90.4 fps
Poor: 107%
This bench: 47.6%
Great: 127%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS1311 480GB-$100
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS131122
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 461
Write 476
Mixed 345
95% 428 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 43.8
166% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 202
190% 296 MB/s
Poor: 60% Great: 102%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$32
219GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 101 102 102 103 102 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
78.6% Very good
Read 172
Write 148
Mixed 93.1
SusWrite 102
95% 129 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
241% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 109%
WD Elements 25A3 8TB
7TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 40 40 39 39 39 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
29.6% Poor
Read 36.8
Write 35.4
Mixed 34.2
SusWrite 39.1
50% 36.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1
210% 2.53 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 29.6%
Great: 96%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$71
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
55% Above average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 18.7
MC Mixed 15.3
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 18.8
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 52.1
77% 52.1 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 55%
Great: 104%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 10,151 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,042
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