Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 89.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics56% 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)
Boot Drive114% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory28 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160107
Uptime5.2 Days
Run DateAug 03 '20 at 18:15
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$275
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Memory 91.8
1-Core 120
2-Core 256
89% 156 Pts
4-Core 469
8-Core 690
75% 580 Pts
64-Core 683
46% 683 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 451.67
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
56% Above average
Lighting 218
Reflection 191
Parallax 209
57% 206 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 201
Splatting 135
56% 165 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 56%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$130
441GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 475 450 435 444 445 443 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 468
Write 443
Mixed 432
SusWrite 449
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 97.9
4K Mixed 48.8
168% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 114%
Great: 133%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$135
0GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 292
Write 378
Mixed 290
72% 320 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 54.4
184% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 362
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 77% Great: 133%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR4 2133 C13 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
76.2% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 23.9
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 30.4
SC Mixed 25.9
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 117%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 6,451 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $1,138
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