Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
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 94.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics65.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 04 '17 at 16:52
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU4%

 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-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 132
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 463
104% 461 Pts
MC Int 661
MC Float 747
MC Mixed 715
106% 708 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
65.4% Good
Lighting 197
Reflection 181
Parallax 203
62% 194 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 187
Splatting 130
68% 158 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB-$125
77GB free
Firmware: SD15 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
49.1% Average
Read 83.2
Write 87.9
Mixed 75
62% 82 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 1.24
4K Mixed 0.41
95% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 59%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$31
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
48.2% Average
Read 79.6
Write 88.5
Mixed 89.2
65% 85.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.25
72% 0.65 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2133 C15 2x8GB-$128
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
40.9% Average
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 13.8
MC Mixed 11.5
38% 13.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 14.6
SC Mixed 14.7
40% 14 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 40.9%
Great: 79%
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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 12,781 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,044
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