Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics56.7% 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 Drive87.7% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160107
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMar 25 '18 at 10:49
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th 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-$342
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 117
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 435
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 646
MC Float 733
MC Mixed 697
104% 692 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
Gainward(10B0 13C2) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
56.7% Above average
Lighting 159
Reflection 147
Parallax 170
50% 158 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 164
Splatting 117
61% 143 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$115
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
Read 501
Write 397
Mixed 412
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 52.5
4K Mixed 34.6
117% 38.9 MB/s
DQ Read 35.2
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 18.5
56% 113 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
46.2% Average
MC Read 16.1
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 13.5
43% 15.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 17.1
SC Mixed 15.5
45% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 87%
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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 17,308 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,085
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Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $155SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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