Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 97.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics74% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive81.3% 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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160128
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateJan 05 '17 at 19:13
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User CHE-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (85th 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, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
97.2% Outstanding
SC Int 134
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 447
QC Float 473
QC Mixed 469
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 702
MC Float 796
MC Mixed 748
112% 749 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 97.2%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$306
MaxC: 1040 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.11.5
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
74% Very good
Lighting 206
Reflection 163
Parallax 288
72% 219 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 169
Splatting 184
72% 161 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 74%
Great: 75%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 150 480GB-$150
74GB free
Firmware: SAFZ12.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
81.3% Excellent
Read 516
Write 326
Mixed 338
87% 393 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 75.5
4K Mixed 9.84
101% 39.1 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 46.8
98% 202 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$140
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
MC Read 31.1
MC Write 32.4
MC Mixed 26.5
86% 30 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 27.7
75% 26.2 GB/s
Latency 56.5
71% 56.5 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 85.4%
Great: 91%
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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 8,966 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,024
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