Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics44.9% 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 Drive86.6% 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.
Very high background CPU (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150831
Uptime9.4 Days
Run DateMay 01 '18 at 03:43
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 51%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st 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-$325
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
63.2% Good
SC Int 93.8
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 102
80% 101 Pts
QC Int 289
QC Float 298
QC Mixed 278
65% 288 Pts
MC Int 482
MC Float 602
MC Mixed 556
82% 547 Pts
Poor: 77%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
44.9% Average
Lighting 103
Reflection 117
Parallax 142
36% 120 fps
MRender 114
Gravity 140
Splatting 103
51% 119 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 44.9%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$199
13GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Read 500
Write 347
Mixed 353
89% 400 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 58.2
4K Mixed 22.6
115% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 309
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 18.6
78% 177 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 94%
HGST Deskstar NAS 4TB-$124
2TB free
Firmware: MJAOA5E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
60.9% Good
Read 108
Write 104
Mixed 108
81% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.58
4K Mixed 0.16
73% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 94%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$183
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
57.2% Above average
MC Read 19.1
MC Write 22.7
MC Mixed 20.4
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 11.7
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 15.3
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 89.7
45% 89.7 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 96%
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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 14,654 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 - $134

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,181
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