Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 92.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics83.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive94.5% 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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
4 years ago, 4 years ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160128
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 22 '17 at 19:11
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$319
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Memory 92.4
1-Core 143
2-Core 275
97% 170 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 760
81% 631 Pts
64-Core 762
51% 762 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
EVGA(3842 1996) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing below potential (79th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
83.5% Excellent
Lighting 107
Reflection 115
Parallax 113
87% 112 fps
MRender 95
Gravity 99.9
Splatting 88.8
80% 94.5 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 89%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M550 256GB-$152
88GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 473
Mixed 483
110% 491 MB/s
4K Read 32.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 22.5
142% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 32.6
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 21.9
34% 60.7 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 111%
Visiontek GoDrive 120GB
18GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
Read 517
Write 253
Mixed 277
77% 349 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 20.1
128% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 52
79% 144 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 82%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$82
754GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
84% Excellent
Read 127
Write 165
Mixed 120
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 5.06
4K Mixed 0.46
165% 2 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 84%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x4GB-$97
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
68.9% Good
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 21.3
68% 23.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 26.9
SC Mixed 22.1
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 63.2
63% 63.2 ns
Poor: 64%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 107%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170-A Builds (Compare 13,902 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $1,195
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