Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 93.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
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-AR  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 13 '16 at 02:29
Run Duration201 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i7-6700K-$269
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 459
QC Mixed 455
102% 448 Pts
MC Int 654
MC Float 746
MC Mixed 710
105% 703 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 106%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$113
121GB free
Firmware: EXM01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 71% Great: 124%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$109
1TB free
Firmware: 50.0AB50 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
50.4% Above average
Read 80.3
Write 95.4
Mixed 83.8
65% 86.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.18
66% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 66%
WD Black 1.5TB (2010)
747GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
73.9% Very good
Read 141
Write 116
Mixed 127
97% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 2.44
4K Mixed 0.43
122% 1.19 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$182
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
91% Outstanding
MC Read 33.4
MC Write 34.3
MC Mixed 28.3
91% 32 GB/s
SC Read 20.5
SC Write 37.3
SC Mixed 28.1
82% 28.6 GB/s
Latency 57.2
70% 57.2 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 91%
Great: 95%
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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 2,128 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $972
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