Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 89.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics96.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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)
Memory13.1 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 18:24
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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-$286
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
Memory 96.4
1-Core 142
2-Core 272
98% 170 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 756
75% 599 Pts
64-Core 762
51% 762 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$510
CLim: 2325 MHz, MLim: 3875 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
96.2% Outstanding
Lighting 8.1
Reflection 81.1
Parallax 3.4
2% 30.9 fps
MRender 35.2
Gravity 438
Splatting 270
101% 248 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 96.2%
Great: 122%
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 475
Write 436
Mixed 372
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 330
DQ Mixed 196
189% 297 MB/s
Poor: 63% Great: 102%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
219GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 102 102 102 103 103 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Read 178
Write 128
Mixed 94.3
SusWrite 102
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
242% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 108%
WD Elements 25A3 8TB
7TB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 42 42 40 40 40 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
30.1% Below average
Read 39.5
Write 39.8
Mixed 35.4
SusWrite 40.8
53% 38.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.1
210% 2.57 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
55.1% Above average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 18.9
MC Mixed 15.3
51% 18 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 19.2
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 52.7
76% 52.7 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 105%
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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 28,812 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $280

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,141
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