Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 91.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics37.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive51.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateApr 08 '17 at 22:37
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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-$210
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
SC Int 117
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 122
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 501
QC Mixed 479
107% 474 Pts
MC Int 460
MC Float 501
MC Mixed 481
72% 481 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$114
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
37.4% Below average
Lighting 121
Reflection 70.6
Parallax 106
36% 99.1 fps
MRender 81.4
Gravity 109
Splatting 78.5
39% 89.6 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 37.4%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$68
89GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
51.5% Above average
Read 454
Write 197
Mixed 218
63% 289 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 43.5
4K Mixed 7.95
66% 24.3 MB/s
DQ Read 23.4
DQ Write 90.4
DQ Mixed 16.7
24% 43.5 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 64%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
917GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
91% Outstanding
Read 156
Write 161
Mixed 157
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 1.26
4K Write 2.63
4K Mixed 0.28
132% 1.39 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 91%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G4D240FSA.8FAR 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 32.6
MC Mixed 24.7
84% 29.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 32.2
SC Mixed 25.3
72% 25.4 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 89%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-AR Builds (Compare 2,332 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $959
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