Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics51.8% 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 Drive113% 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
24 months ago, 24 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170113
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateMar 03 '18 at 19:15
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-7600K-$251
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
1-Core 133
2-Core 266
94% 199 Pts
4-Core 521
8-Core 529
72% 525 Pts
64-Core 530
36% 530 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
EVGA(3842 3973) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
51.8% Above average
Lighting 202
Reflection 173
Parallax 193
53% 189 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 184
Splatting 120
52% 152 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$56
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 404
Mixed 427
99% 447 MB/s
4K Read 31.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 52.1
170% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 63
118% 237 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 113%
Great: 126%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
930GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 207
Write 187
Mixed 180
144% 191 MB/s
4K Read 0.85
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.23
95% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 113%
Great: 114%
WD WD1002FBYS-02A6B0 1TB
786GB free
Firmware: 03.00C09 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
58.7% Above average
Read 104
Write 99.9
Mixed 103
77% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.47
130% 1.24 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
PNY 8GBF2X04JEEE36-12-K 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
88.9% Excellent
MC Read 32
MC Write 33.6
MC Mixed 28.8
90% 31.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.5
SC Write 34.3
SC Mixed 27.5
77% 27.1 GB/s
Latency 59.1
68% 59.1 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 89%
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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 24,845 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $1,101
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