Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 88.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics101% 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 Drive194% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151022
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 02:33
Run Duration206 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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-$314
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
88.4% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 432
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 620
MC Float 708
MC Mixed 674
100% 667 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$560
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 332
Reflection 300
Parallax 362
106% 331 fps
MRender 195
Gravity 291
Splatting 187
98% 224 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 101%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$235
345GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
194% Outstanding
Read 1,834
Write 1,303
Mixed 1,225
322% 1,454 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 73.3
4K Mixed 22.1
106% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 37.1
DQ Write 392
DQ Mixed 212
165% 214 MB/s
Poor: 159%
This bench: 194%
Great: 278%
Samsung 830 256GB-$261
231GB free
Firmware: CXM03B1Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
56.9% Above average
Read 494
Write 265
Mixed 303
78% 354 MB/s
4K Read 17.1
4K Write 45.6
4K Mixed 12.2
66% 25 MB/s
DQ Read 16.7
DQ Write 53.8
DQ Mixed 11.8
16% 27.4 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 82%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
75GB free
Firmware: CC29 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
64.4% Good
Read 108
Write 117
Mixed 105
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.3
74% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2013)
31GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
29% Poor
Read 64.7
Write 35.8
Mixed 63.1
41% 54.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.19
71% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 29%
Great: 62%
ASMT 2105 500GB
385GB free, PID 55aa
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
45% Average
Read 116
Write 108
Mixed 104
139% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.23
61% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 45%
Great: 160%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 2x8GB-$172
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
75.5% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 28.6
MC Mixed 23.1
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 29.8
SC Mixed 23.5
68% 24 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 88%
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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 1,861 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $955
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