Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics107% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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.
Very high background CPU (60%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 00:05
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 60%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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-$230
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
63.4% Good
SC Int 117
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 109
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 394
QC Mixed 285
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 444
MC Float 421
MC Mixed 391
63% 419 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 340
Reflection 304
Parallax 353
106% 332 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 309
Splatting 236
108% 251 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 107%
Great: 111%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
903GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 163
Mixed 157
123% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1.27
4K Write 2.52
4K Mixed 0.28
131% 1.36 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Patriot 2666 C16 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
69.4% Good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 21.9
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 15.6
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 87%
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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 2,312 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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: $948
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