Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics42.9% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive110% 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 (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory8.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 07:49
Run Duration175 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 124
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 403
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 426
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 601
MC Float 686
MC Mixed 647
96% 645 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
Gigabyte(1458 367B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
42.9% Average
Lighting 101
Reflection 161
Parallax 136
35% 133 fps
MRender 115
Gravity 114
Splatting 120
48% 116 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
135GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 399
Mixed 415
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 45.3
169% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 267
DQ Mixed 27.2
95% 210 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 110%
Great: 134%
Samsung PM810 2.5" 7mm 256GB
24GB free
Firmware: AXM08D1Q Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
43.3% Average
Read 230
Write 211
Mixed 174
46% 205 MB/s
4K Read 14.5
4K Write 45.6
4K Mixed 10.4
59% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 114
DQ Write 58.3
DQ Mixed 12.8
29% 61.9 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 74%
Seagate ST32000641AS 2TB-$90
393GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
55.4% Above average
Read 93.3
Write 99.7
Mixed 110
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.29
4K Mixed 0.31
86% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 73%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$95
68GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
66.4% Good
Read 87.9
Write 142
Mixed 125
89% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 5.33
4K Mixed 0.51
187% 2.2 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$157
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
35.5% Below average
MC Read 12.1
MC Write 12.3
MC Mixed 10
33% 11.5 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 11.4
SC Mixed 12.1
33% 11.6 GB/s
Latency 72.3
55% 72.3 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 35.5%
Great: 109%
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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 12,767 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $1,044
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $370Nvidia GTX 1070 $350Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $98
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $157SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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