Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Gaming 63%
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 64%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 86%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics61.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive114% 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)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150717
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 06 '18 at 20:49
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$323
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
86% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 435
QC Mixed 404
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 581
MC Float 708
MC Mixed 674
98% 654 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 86%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
61.7% Good
Lighting 182
Reflection 174
Parallax 188
57% 181 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 178
Splatting 126
65% 151 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$121
80GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 529
Write 426
Mixed 470
106% 475 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 41.5
168% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 162
173% 287 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 114%
Great: 120%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$90
266GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
36% Below average
Read 66.8
Write 58.9
Mixed 69.9
49% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 0.36
4K Mixed 0.12
37% 0.3 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 36%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$173
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.5
MC Write 32.5
MC Mixed 26.3
86% 30.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 33.9
SC Mixed 27.1
77% 26.8 GB/s
Latency 59
68% 59 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 86%
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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 13,400 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 94%
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $119

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,144
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