Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 114%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics81.5% 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 Drive210% 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.
Run History
2 years ago, 2 years ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 23 '17 at 04:18
Run Duration215 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700K-$298
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
1-Core 142
2-Core 272
98% 207 Pts
4-Core 520
8-Core 768
83% 644 Pts
64-Core 769
52% 769 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$369
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 385.28
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
81.5% Excellent
Lighting 341
Reflection 306
Parallax 315
90% 321 fps
MRender 203
Gravity 300
Splatting 228
82% 244 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
210% Outstanding
Read 2,044
Write 1,184
Mixed 1,197
325% 1,475 MB/s
4K Read 51.3
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 22
180% 71 MB/s
DQ Read 51.5
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 179
114% 127 MB/s
Poor: 133%
This bench: 210%
Great: 235%
Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 16GB-$5
11GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
7.55% Terrible
Read 18.7
Write 16.6
Mixed 15
21% 16.8 MB/s
4K Read 4.99
4K Write 0.009
4K Mixed 0.008
19% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.55%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
78.1% Very good
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 29.5
MC Mixed 23.9
78% 27.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 25.4
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 96%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 22,395 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,164
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