Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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.
Graphics105% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very 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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
14 days ago, 11 days ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 22 '20 at 20:39
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%
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 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
89.4% Excellent
Memory 95.3
1-Core 122
2-Core 256
90% 158 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 682
73% 566 Pts
64-Core 681
46% 681 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$450
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 457.30
Performing below potential (64th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
105% Outstanding
Lighting 132
Reflection 145
Parallax 119
110% 132 fps
MRender 113
Gravity 130
Splatting 106
68% 116 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 105%
Great: 115%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mushkin ECO3 480GB-$110
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O1126A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 129 102 201 79 106 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Write 311
Mixed 358
SusWrite 117
61% 262 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 8.4
128% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 190
DQ Mixed 261
196% 266 MB/s
Poor: 60% Great: 100%
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 above expectations (85th percentile)
99% Outstanding
MC Read 36.7
MC Write 38.2
MC Mixed 30.6
100% 35.2 GB/s
SC Read 21.7
SC Write 40.6
SC Mixed 28.4
86% 30.2 GB/s
Latency 56.3
71% 56.3 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 99%
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 8,663 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: $1,043
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