Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 79.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics55.2% 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 Drive107% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 07 '21 at 13:04
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700-$350
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
79.1% Very good
Memory 87
1-Core 114
2-Core 218
81% 140 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 591
62% 488 Pts
64-Core 601
40% 601 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
Asus(1043 8519) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.63
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
55.2% Above average
Lighting 67.7
Reflection 81.4
Parallax 71.2
55% 73.4 fps
MRender 75
Gravity 68.1
Splatting 63.3
56% 68.8 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$195
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 345 342 321 326 315 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 397
Mixed 348
SusWrite 334
88% 393 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 46
166% 61.2 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 320
245% 333 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 107%
Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
160GB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 150 157 153 155 154 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
68.1% Good
Read 83.7
Write 61
Mixed 65.7
SusWrite 154
67% 91 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$161
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
71.4% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 20.4
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 27.7
SC Mixed 21.7
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 70.5
57% 70.5 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 108%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 13,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
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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