Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 38.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Boot Drive71.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (50%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory21.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateDec 18 '16 at 16:54
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 50%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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-$299
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
38.2% Below average
SC Int 20.6
SC Float 28.1
SC Mixed 19.9
18% 22.9 Pts
QC Int 146
QC Float 191
QC Mixed 203
41% 180 Pts
MC Int 563
MC Float 700
MC Mixed 691
97% 651 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 38.2%
Great: 106%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$112
96GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Read 499
Write 444
Mixed 497
107% 480 MB/s
4K Read 16.9
4K Write 34.2
4K Mixed 18.4
67% 23.1 MB/s
DQ Read 71.9
DQ Write 96.6
DQ Mixed 37.6
41% 68.7 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 124%
WD Black 3TB (2013)-$151
943GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
90.9% Outstanding
Read 159
Write 158
Mixed 149
117% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 3.16
4K Mixed 0.24
112% 1.34 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 90.9%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 4x8GB-$385
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
69.5% Good
MC Read 24.2
MC Write 30.5
MC Mixed 28
79% 27.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 9.3
35% 12.1 GB/s
Latency 179
22% 179 ns
Poor: 70%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 124%
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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 11,242 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,117
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $285AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $139
Intel Core i5-7600K $210Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $112
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $205SanDisk Extreme 64GB $43
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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