Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 89.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics9.13% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive96.9% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory10.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 12 '18 at 00:33
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
89.4% Excellent
SC Int 129
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 417
QC Mixed 429
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 606
MC Float 673
MC Mixed 654
96% 644 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 89.4%
Great: 103%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 250
XFX(1682 7250) 2GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Relative performance (0th percentile)
3.13% Terrible
Lighting 9.5
Reflection 8.9
Parallax 12.9
3% 10.4 fps
MRender 5.4
Gravity 8.7
Splatting 6.8
3% 6.97 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 3.13%
Great: 13%
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Asus(1043 8694) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4463
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
9.13% Terrible
Lighting 24
Reflection 31.3
Parallax 25.7
8% 27 fps
MRender 18
Gravity 21.3
Splatting 37.8
10% 25.7 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 9.13%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
96.9% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 407
Mixed 417
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 98.5
4K Mixed 22.8
143% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 212
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 47.9
87% 171 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 96.9%
Great: 126%
Seagate ST31500524AS 1.5TB
1TB free
Firmware: CC13 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
66.2% Good
Read 118
Write 112
Mixed 101
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 1.22
4K Mixed 0.4
108% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$197
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
58.1% Above average
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 20.2
MC Mixed 16.3
55% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 21.4
SC Mixed 19.1
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 52
77% 52 ns
Poor: 61%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 109%
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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 15,793 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,123
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