Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 77.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics80.6% 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 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateAug 09 '17 at 03:56
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 42%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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-$314
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
77.6% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 113
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 377
QC Mixed 379
84% 369 Pts
MC Int 500
MC Float 552
MC Mixed 525
79% 526 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 77.6%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$380
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Lighting 247
Reflection 256
Parallax 247
76% 250 fps
MRender 172
Gravity 235
Splatting 179
84% 195 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$74
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 154
Mixed 144
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 2.33
4K Mixed 0.26
102% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 95%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
467GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
62.6% Good
Read 105
Write 113
Mixed 117
84% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.12
4K Write 0.65
4K Mixed 0.19
38% 0.32 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2666 C15 2x8GB-$75
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
40.2% Average
MC Read 14
MC Write 14.4
MC Mixed 12.3
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 10.1
SC Write 14
SC Mixed 11
33% 11.7 GB/s
Latency 73.1
55% 73.1 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 97%
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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 9,783 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,102
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