Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 87.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics104% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive93.5% 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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime6.1 Days
Run DateJun 11 '18 at 23:22
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 i5-6600K-$210
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 122
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 477
QC Mixed 456
102% 449 Pts
MC Int 463
MC Float 482
MC Mixed 431
69% 459 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 330
Reflection 302
Parallax 342
103% 324 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 296
Splatting 235
104% 244 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$111
249GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 471
Write 334
Mixed 338
85% 381 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 86.4
4K Mixed 24
110% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 214
DQ Mixed 41.9
92% 190 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 84%
Great: 99%
HyperX Savage 240GB-$85
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 498
Mixed 506
113% 505 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 12.2
113% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 150
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 11.5
74% 165 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB-$215
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.3% Average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 13
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 12.2
SC Write 14.3
SC Mixed 14.5
39% 13.7 GB/s
Latency 71.6
56% 71.6 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 42.3%
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 17,273 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: $1,087
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