Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics98% 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 Drive118% 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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime4.8 Days
Run DateMar 19 '17 at 23:26
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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 i5-6600K-$220
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
78.7% Very good
SC Int 112
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 120
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 392
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 418
MC Float 461
MC Mixed 362
62% 413 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
EVGA(3842 4997) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
98% Outstanding
Lighting 326
Reflection 286
Parallax 321
100% 311 fps
MRender 192
Gravity 289
Splatting 181
96% 221 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 98%
Great: 117%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
170GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 411
Mixed 416
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 47.8
190% 67.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 116
145% 259 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 118%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$70
1TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 61% Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$158
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
62.8% Good
MC Read 22.8
MC Write 24.7
MC Mixed 18.9
63% 22.1 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 18.9
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 75.1
53% 75.1 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 107%
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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 12,804 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,123
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $300Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $295AMD RX 480 $265Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $119
Intel Core i5-7600K $222Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $265Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $711SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $77Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $152SanDisk Extreme 32GB $18
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $57HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $144SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
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