Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 141%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 104%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics105% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
14 months ago, 14 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateMay 30 '17 at 06:28
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$307
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
104% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 530
QC Mixed 520
118% 519 Pts
MC Int 701
MC Float 800
MC Mixed 761
113% 754 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 104%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1555 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 339
Reflection 306
Parallax 340
105% 328 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 311
Splatting 209
105% 241 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 105%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$248
271GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B6QCXP7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
270% Outstanding
Read 2,080
Write 1,685
Mixed 1,625
400% 1,797 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 56.7
188% 71.6 MB/s
DQ Read 602
DQ Write 541
DQ Mixed 281
290% 475 MB/s
Poor: 173%
This bench: 270%
Great: 346%
SanDisk Extreme II 240GB-$149
154GB free
Firmware: R1311 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 468
Write 472
Mixed 453
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 26.1
129% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 65.7
122% 244 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 101%
Great: 103%
SanDisk Extreme 240GB-$144
151GB free
Firmware: R211 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
76.8% Very good
Read 505
Write 231
Mixed 306
76% 348 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 83.4
4K Mixed 17.9
107% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 223
DQ Mixed 57.3
96% 186 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 88%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
172GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Read 166
Write 134
Mixed 138
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.41
4K Mixed 0.36
114% 1.16 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws V DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$144
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
MC Read 30.8
MC Write 30.5
MC Mixed 22.5
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 31
SC Mixed 26.4
73% 25.5 GB/s
Latency 55.9
72% 55.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,092
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