Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 76.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics57.5% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151211
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateMar 14 '17 at 08:14
Run Duration362 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 i3-6100-$112
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
76.1% Very good
SC Int 128
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 314
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 351
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 316
MC Float 379
MC Mixed 361
53% 352 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 76.1%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$350
Asus(1043 0501) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1340 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.1
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
57.5% Above average
Lighting 152
Reflection 178
Parallax 222
55% 184 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 153
Splatting 129
60% 140 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
312GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
Read 141
Write 174
Mixed 153
118% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.27
4K Write 2.35
4K Mixed 0.25
124% 1.29 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 104%
USB DISK 2.0 8GB
7GB free, PID 4200
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
4.31% Terrible
Read 14.8
Write 3.2
Mixed 2.32
6% 6.77 MB/s
4K Read 6.01
4K Write 0.01
4K Mixed 0.008
23% 2.01 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.31%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$155
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2951 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
103% Outstanding
MC Read 35.7
MC Write 39.8
MC Mixed 33.7
104% 36.4 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 40.9
SC Mixed 30.8
89% 31.3 GB/s
Latency 52.1
77% 52.1 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 103%
Great: 102%
Take a copy of your results

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 12,970 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,067
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $295Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $97
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $270AMD RX 480 $350Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $120
Intel Core i5-7600K $210Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $263Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $724SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $56HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $141SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback