Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 90.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics72.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive48% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory6.4 GB free of 12 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 21:28
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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-$200
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 134
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 482
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 447
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 488
MC Float 522
MC Mixed 514
76% 508 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
72.8% Very good
Lighting 231
Reflection 205
Parallax 218
70% 218 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 208
Splatting 170
75% 175 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Patriot Blaze 60GB-$62
11GB free (System drive)
Firmware: S9FM02.8
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 39 32 28 33 41 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
48% Average
Read 383
Write 34
Mixed 47.5
SusWrite 34.7
27% 125 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 62.8
4K Mixed 10.3
98% 35.6 MB/s
DQ Read 108
DQ Write 30.1
DQ Mixed 11
23% 49.6 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 48%
Great: 57%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
424GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 148 148 148 147 148 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 157
Write 150
Mixed 90.7
SusWrite 148
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
245% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot 2400 C15 Series Crucial BLS4G4D240FSA.8FARG 2400 C15 Series 12GB
2197, 2197, 2197 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
72.1% Very good
MC Read 26
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 21.9
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 22.8
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 72%
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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 3,020 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $954
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