Asus Z170-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (93rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 7 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 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent 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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-A  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180315
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 13 '18 at 00:21
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (93rd 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-$215
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 137
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 498
QC Float 563
QC Mixed 529
120% 530 Pts
MC Int 504
MC Float 565
MC Mixed 534
80% 534 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 101%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$240
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.4.1
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
71.3% Very good
Lighting 220
Reflection 178
Parallax 275
74% 224 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 205
Splatting 130
69% 159 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
172GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 417
Mixed 424
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 48.5
188% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 117
143% 253 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 118%
Great: 125%
Intel X25-M 80GB
74GB free
Firmware: 2CV102M3 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
42.7% Average
Read 261
Write 82.1
Mixed 124
34% 156 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 62.6
4K Mixed 7.08
77% 30.8 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 76.3
DQ Mixed 47
56% 102 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$175
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3297 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
112% Outstanding
MC Read 40.5
MC Write 45
MC Mixed 32.8
113% 39.4 GB/s
SC Read 23.2
SC Write 46.4
SC Mixed 34.2
99% 34.6 GB/s
Latency 47.8
84% 47.8 ns
Poor: 55%
This bench: 112%
Great: 109%
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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 16,554 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-A - $154

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $1,112
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $333Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $95
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $240AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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