Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
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 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics54.5% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
Very high background CPU (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory22 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 24 '20 at 19:01
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 42%
Watch Gameplay: 590 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 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-$250
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
78.7% Very good
Memory 91.4
1-Core 112
2-Core 212
82% 139 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 470
55% 418 Pts
64-Core 361
24% 361 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 590-$200
CLim: 1545 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.4.2
Performing below potential (24th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
54.5% Above average
Lighting 67.7
Reflection 72.8
Parallax 85.3
56% 75.3 fps
MRender 71.2
Gravity 70.2
Splatting 58.5
42% 66.6 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 65%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 126 115 122 120 118 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
68.9% Good
Read 118
Write 120
Mixed 76
SusWrite 122
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CMU64GX4M4C3000C15 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
78.6% Very good
MC Read 28
MC Write 31.2
MC Mixed 25.8
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 28
SC Mixed 21.7
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 101%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 8,603 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $1,018
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