Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics39.8% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 23 '21 at 09:59
Run Duration198 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
89% Excellent
Memory 92
1-Core 136
2-Core 267
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 702
75% 583 Pts
64-Core 703
47% 703 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 89%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$126
CLim: 1256 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.10.35.02
Performing below potential (48th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
39.8% Below average
Lighting 45.3
Reflection 59.6
Parallax 70.4
37% 58.4 fps
MRender 59.4
Gravity 52.9
Splatting 43.5
43% 51.9 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$65
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,393
Write 2,188
Mixed 1,460
447% 2,014 MB/s
4K Read 61.4
4K Write 181
4K Mixed 93.5
309% 112 MB/s
DQ Read 1,010
DQ Write 1,185
DQ Mixed 1,156
855% 1,117 MB/s
Poor: 157% Great: 288%
Intel Raid 1 Volume 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 105 108 109 109 109 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
77.9% Very good
Read 163
Write 184
Mixed 68.6
SusWrite 108
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.2
243% 1.87 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 77.9%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Group Inc. TEAMGROUP-UD4-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
76.2% Very good
MC Read 28.9
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 22.5
76% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 29.4
SC Mixed 22.5
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 88%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 74: 10R 8G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
74% 49% 37 347 287 144 23.8" 1920 1080 DELA16C DELL S2421HGF
History: Score 29: 3R 3G 5B | Score 74: 10R 8G 0B
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Gaming
Gaming 70%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

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