Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 77.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics72.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive328% 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.
Very high background CPU (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory8.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime8.5 Days
Run DateMay 05 '21 at 06:04
Run Duration213 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 45%
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 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$195
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
77.3% Very good
Memory 85
1-Core 113
2-Core 230
82% 142 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 415
55% 407 Pts
64-Core 432
29% 432 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 460.79
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
72.7% Very good
Lighting 90.3
Reflection 94.2
Parallax 100
73% 95 fps
MRender 88.3
Gravity 90
Splatting 88.5
72% 88.9 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 2TB-$300
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1339 1569 1581 1584 1629 1633 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
328% Outstanding
Read 2,209
Write 2,065
Mixed 1,711
SusWrite 1,556
424% 1,885 MB/s
4K Read 56.8
4K Write 151
4K Mixed 81.9
271% 96.6 MB/s
DQ Read 1,581
DQ Write 1,123
DQ Mixed 1,331
1,000% 1,345 MB/s
Poor: 224%
This bench: 328%
Great: 392%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
51GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 347 134 129 129 125 125 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 477
Write 459
Mixed 376
SusWrite 165
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 57.5
197% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 356
269% 361 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 106%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 173 175 175 175 175 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 174
Mixed 117
SusWrite 173
120% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
239% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 104%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4 DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
66.6% Good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 21.2
68% 24 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 19.7
SC Mixed 19.1
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 71.9
56% 71.9 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 102%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 12,248 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $1,260
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