Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 62.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics43% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory19.3 GB free of 24 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateJun 15 '19 at 00:30
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6500-$185
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
62.5% Good
1-Core 101
2-Core 202
71% 152 Pts
4-Core 396
8-Core 384
54% 390 Pts
64-Core 392
26% 392 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 416.16
Relative performance (0th percentile)
43% Average
Lighting 60
Reflection 60
Parallax 60
16% 60 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 387
Splatting 60
79% 217 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 43%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 250GB-$48
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100WD
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 489
Write 459
Mixed 197
84% 382 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 27.8
135% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 265
DQ Mixed 240
194% 275 MB/s
Poor: 58% Great: 103%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB-$73
357GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 94 102 105 103 102 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
39.2% Below average
Read 34.8
Write 68
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 101
45% 61.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
159% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 39.2%
Great: 71%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
204GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 80 77 94 81 80 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
52% Above average
Read 98.7
Write 70
Mixed 85
SusWrite 82.5
63% 84.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.4
97% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 52%
Great: 82%
Hitachi HUA723020ALA641 2TB-$78
108GB free
Firmware: MK7OA840
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 84 86 86 85 86 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 132
Write 137
Mixed 73
SusWrite 85.3
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
174% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 83%
WD My Book 25EE 6TB
3.5TB free, PID 25ee
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 147 149 149 148 149 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
63.3% Good
Read 154
Write 151
Mixed 114
SusWrite 148
192% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
133% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 93%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD 3x8GB
3 of 4 slots used
24GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
48.4% Average
MC Read 17.1
MC Write 17.2
MC Mixed 15.2
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 16.1
SC Mixed 15.5
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 71.8
56% 71.8 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 92%
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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 3,826 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $813
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