Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (94th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 6 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics83.1% 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 Drive118% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 07 '17 at 02:18
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing way above expectations (94th 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-$270
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 140
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 528
QC Float 558
QC Mixed 535
122% 540 Pts
MC Int 710
MC Float 810
MC Mixed 763
114% 761 Pts
Poor: 80%
This bench: 106%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
EVGA(3842 2986) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
83.1% Excellent
Lighting 265
Reflection 235
Parallax 271
83% 257 fps
MRender 172
Gravity 242
Splatting 163
84% 193 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 87%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$290
215GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 393
Mixed 414
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 96
4K Mixed 51.7
190% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 283
DQ Mixed 133
153% 266 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 118%
Great: 118%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL F4-3000C15-8GVGB F4-3000C15-8GVRB F4-3000C15-8GVRB F4-3000C15-8GVGB 32GB
2933, 2933, 2933, 2933 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
97.8% Outstanding
MC Read 35.2
MC Write 37.5
MC Mixed 30.4
98% 34.4 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 41.7
SC Mixed 29.9
88% 30.9 GB/s
Latency 52.9
76% 52.9 ns
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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 11,168 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 - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,085
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HDDRAMUSB
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Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $215SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
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