Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 182%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 156%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 89.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics207% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive332% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 10 '21 at 03:26
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 14%
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 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-7700K-$379
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
Memory 91.9
1-Core 145
2-Core 267
96% 168 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 734
77% 600 Pts
64-Core 745
50% 745 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3080-$700
Asus(1043 87B0) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 4750 MHz, Ram: 10GB, Driver: 461.72
Performing below potential (45th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
207% Outstanding
Lighting 272
Reflection 237
Parallax 272
220% 260 fps
MRender 300
Gravity 228
Splatting 169
193% 233 fps
Poor: 161%
This bench: 207%
Great: 228%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata XPG SX8200 NVMe PCIe M.2 480GB-$60
276GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN139B Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1436 1488 1540 1557 1594 1574 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
332% Outstanding
Read 2,434
Write 1,536
Mixed 1,288
SusWrite 1,531
379% 1,697 MB/s
4K Read 63
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 87.2
287% 100 MB/s
DQ Read 1,236
DQ Write 1097
DQ Mixed 1,059
823% 1,131 MB/s
Poor: 139%
This bench: 332%
Great: 333%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1TB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 166 164 162 165 166 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
93.8% Outstanding
Read 163
Write 136
Mixed 72.9
SusWrite 165
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
140% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 93.8%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$85
83GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 67 66 68 68 69 68 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
42.9% Average
Read 81.7
Write 92.5
Mixed 67.4
SusWrite 67.6
57% 77.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
82.2% Excellent
MC Read 30.1
MC Write 31.6
MC Mixed 25.6
83% 29.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 32.7
SC Mixed 25.9
72% 25.1 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 95%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 13,152 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,189
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