Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 123%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 138%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 108%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics136% 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 Drive270% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 10 '18 at 01:16
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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-$230
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
108% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 144
116% 144 Pts
QC Int 525
QC Float 587
QC Mixed 566
127% 560 Pts
MC Int 537
MC Float 598
MC Mixed 564
85% 567 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 108%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$457
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2802 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
136% Outstanding
Lighting 447
Reflection 400
Parallax 397
133% 415 fps
MRender 251
Gravity 433
Splatting 265
139% 317 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 136%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$148
341GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
270% Outstanding
Read 2,651
Write 1,711
Mixed 1,911
463% 2,091 MB/s
4K Read 53
4K Write 94
4K Mixed 30.6
169% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 56.5
DQ Write 381
DQ Mixed 31.3
80% 156 MB/s
Poor: 192%
This bench: 270%
Great: 316%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
233GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
81.4% Excellent
Read 405
Write 317
Mixed 335
78% 352 MB/s
4K Read 40.7
4K Write 84.9
4K Mixed 24.1
138% 49.9 MB/s
DQ Read 46.1
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 22.6
47% 90.3 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 124%
Crucial MX300 525GB-$111
177GB free
Firmware: M0CR050 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
63.3% Good
Read 409
Write 276
Mixed 278
71% 321 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 63.8
4K Mixed 13.7
88% 34 MB/s
DQ Read 25.9
DQ Write 175
DQ Mixed 13.4
36% 71.3 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G4D240FSB.M8FADG 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
88% Excellent
MC Read 31.8
MC Write 33.6
MC Mixed 28.3
89% 31.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 34.8
SC Mixed 26.4
76% 26.5 GB/s
Latency 60.3
66% 60.3 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 88%
Great: 88%
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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 17,199 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: $1,075
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