Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics101% 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 Drive80.4% 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.
Very high background CPU (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime1 Days
Run DateOct 05 '18 at 21:42
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 51%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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-$238
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 145
116% 146 Pts
QC Int 521
QC Float 581
QC Mixed 515
122% 539 Pts
MC Int 538
MC Float 610
MC Mixed 579
86% 576 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 102%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$345
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 313
Reflection 296
Parallax 314
97% 308 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 289
Splatting 233
104% 243 fps
Poor: 77%
This bench: 101%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZ7TE128HMGR-000L1 128GB
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT05L0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 102 104 122 117 119 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Read 504
Write 139
Mixed 157
SusWrite 113
50% 228 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 26.2
144% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 368
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 64.6
95% 186 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 78%
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$249
201GB free
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 447 481 484 490 490 489 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 452
Mixed 374
SusWrite 480
102% 455 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 52.2
192% 71.7 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 358
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 125%
Great: 127%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G4D240FSC.8FBD 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2400 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
78.8% Very good
MC Read 27.8
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 25.8
79% 27.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 24.3
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 63.2
63% 63.2 ns
Poor: 73%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 107%
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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 12,820 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,011
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