Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 95.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics104% 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 Drive107% 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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
7 months ago, 7 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 16 '17 at 21:15
Run Duration184 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 465
103% 454 Pts
MC Int 662
MC Float 754
MC Mixed 716
106% 711 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
CLim: 1620 MHz, MLim: 1827 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 346
Reflection 302
Parallax 332
105% 326 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 304
Splatting 212
103% 239 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 104%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB-$105
105GB free
Firmware: X21100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 483
Mixed 458
108% 482 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 27.2
149% 59.2 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 60
114% 228 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 107%
Great: 107%
OCZ Agility 3 120GB-$102
28GB free
Firmware: 2.13 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
53.5% Above average
Read 205
Write 98.7
Mixed 127
32% 144 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 15.4
118% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 30.7
49% 93.6 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 51%
WD WD10EACS-00ZJB0 1TB
52GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
44.3% Average
Read 86.8
Write 67.2
Mixed 47.8
50% 67.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.31
85% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 49%
Seagate ST3320418AS 320GB-$32
38GB free
Firmware: CC37 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
53.4% Above average
Read 89.9
Write 96.3
Mixed 79.1
66% 88.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.52
4K Mixed 0.47
102% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$154
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
MC Read 29.9
MC Write 31.6
MC Mixed 25.7
83% 29.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 33.3
SC Mixed 25.5
74% 26.1 GB/s
Latency 61.9
65% 61.9 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 82.8%
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 9,803 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: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,116
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