Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics29.2% 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)
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)
Memory7.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateOct 18 '20 at 23:12
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU5%
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 PC Performing below expectations (29th 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-$276
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Memory 94.1
1-Core 110
2-Core 209
82% 138 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 489
59% 445 Pts
64-Core 575
39% 575 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$146
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.38
Performing below potential (17th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
29.2% Poor
Lighting 112
Reflection 75.9
Parallax 113
29% 100 fps
MRender 71.3
Gravity 108
Splatting 76.6
29% 85.4 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 29.2%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$147
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 833
Write 562
Mixed 529
142% 641 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 94.2
4K Mixed 41.2
145% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 548
DQ Mixed 323
270% 381 MB/s
Poor: 83% Great: 188%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$59
846GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 96 95 98 98 97 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
51.4% Above average
Read 82
Write 46.3
Mixed 58.3
SusWrite 96.7
52% 70.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
162% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
78.7% Very good
MC Read 30.9
MC Write 27.8
MC Mixed 24.7
79% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 26.7
SC Mixed 24.4
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 59.4
67% 59.4 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 78.7%
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 7,567 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: 67% - Good Total price: $1,044
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