Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 139%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics95.5% 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 Drive304% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory29.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160128
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 06 '17 at 22:23
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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-$359
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 131
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 517
QC Float 538
QC Mixed 515
119% 523 Pts
MC Int 665
MC Float 750
MC Mixed 718
106% 711 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 101%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
EVGA(3842 4991) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
Lighting 307
Reflection 277
Parallax 306
95% 297 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 280
Splatting 198
96% 222 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 750 Series NVMe PCIe 1.2TB-$750
851GB free
Firmware: 01H0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
271% Outstanding
Read 2,321
Write 1,273
Mixed 1,596
382% 1,730 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 240
4K Mixed 50.2
252% 110 MB/s
DQ Read 607
DQ Write 544
DQ Mixed 31.1
172% 394 MB/s
Poor: 163%
This bench: 271%
Great: 268%
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$325
444GB free
Firmware: CXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
304% Outstanding
Read 2,824
Write 1,933
Mixed 1,918
493% 2,225 MB/s
4K Read 53.6
4K Write 177
4K Mixed 42
228% 90.7 MB/s
DQ Read 55
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 41
58% 101 MB/s
Poor: 202%
This bench: 304%
Great: 314%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16ATF2G64AZ-2G1A1 2x16GB
2 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
77% Very good
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 23.6
77% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 30.6
SC Mixed 25
71% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 63.3
63% 63.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 77%
Great: 77%
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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 14,080 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 - $139

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,215
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