Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics63.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive71.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160128
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 17 '17 at 19:34
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 496
QC Mixed 504
112% 495 Pts
MC Int 696
MC Float 795
MC Mixed 768
112% 753 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
63.6% Good
Lighting 189
Reflection 123
Parallax 194
59% 168 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 185
Splatting 127
67% 155 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$155
194GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 528
Write 368
Mixed 423
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 38.6
155% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 277
DQ Write 319
DQ Mixed 22.8
93% 206 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 104%
Great: 101%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$88
154GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 519
Write 406
Mixed 418
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 48.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 27.9
165% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 48.1
DQ Write 171
DQ Mixed 120
89% 113 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 116%
HyperX Fury 240GB-$139
128GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
71.9% Very good
Read 506
Write 217
Mixed 256
71% 326 MB/s
4K Read 29.4
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 14.9
123% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 33.8
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 12.9
28% 55 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$210
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3395 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
106% Outstanding
MC Read 41.2
MC Write 41
MC Mixed 30.3
107% 37.5 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 41.9
SC Mixed 33.1
93% 32.5 GB/s
Latency 46.7
86% 46.7 ns
Poor: 60%
This bench: 106%
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 11,247 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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