Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 95.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics37.9% 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)
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)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 18 '17 at 00:35
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 126
100% 126 Pts
QC Int 494
QC Float 525
QC Mixed 508
115% 509 Pts
MC Int 493
MC Float 526
MC Mixed 508
76% 509 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 108%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
CLim: 1120 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
37.9% Below average
Lighting 118
Reflection 92
Parallax 153
40% 121 fps
MRender 65
Gravity 99.3
Splatting 91.8
36% 85.4 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 37.9%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZVPV256HDGL-000H1 256GB
91GB free
Firmware: BXW7
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$129
846GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
71.9% Very good
Read 144
Write 107
Mixed 104
88% 118 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.43
115% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GX-D4-3200-MR 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
102% Outstanding
MC Read 36.8
MC Write 39.8
MC Mixed 33.3
105% 36.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 39.4
SC Mixed 27.8
83% 29.2 GB/s
Latency 57.8
69% 57.8 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
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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 2,456 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $971
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