Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 81.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics79.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive85.3% 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.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateSep 16 '21 at 21:33
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 33%
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 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Memory 88.3
1-Core 114
2-Core 225
83% 142 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 427
59% 430 Pts
64-Core 434
29% 434 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$138
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (47th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
79.1% Very good
Lighting 98.4
Reflection 107
Parallax 106
80% 104 fps
MRender 94.1
Gravity 97.8
Splatting 98.4
78% 96.8 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 87%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 150 480GB-$300
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFZ12.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 279 170 239 32 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Read 454
Write 424
Mixed 349
SusWrite 166
78% 348 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 85.2
4K Mixed 38.3
136% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 195
185% 288 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$118
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
45.5% Average
MC Read 15.6
MC Write 15.6
MC Mixed 14.1
43% 15.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 16.1
SC Mixed 15.6
43% 14.9 GB/s
Latency 69.2
58% 69.2 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 87%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 21: 1R 3G 7B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
21% 13% 83 7 5 60 34.1" 1280 720 DELA0FA Dell AW3418DW
Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 17,109 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $904
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