Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 90.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics65.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160919
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 00:55
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$307
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 435
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 626
MC Float 694
MC Mixed 678
100% 666 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
65.3% Good
Lighting 199
Reflection 174
Parallax 215
63% 196 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 188
Splatting 126
67% 154 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
931GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
35.8% Below average
Read 50.5
Write 73.8
Mixed 146
70% 90 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.3
100% 1 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
217GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
77% Very good
Read 144
Write 124
Mixed 130
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.22
4K Mixed 0.28
107% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 77%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX 2400 C15 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
42.5% Average
MC Read 16.1
MC Write 14.3
MC Mixed 11
39% 13.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 11.8
SC Mixed 13.7
37% 12.9 GB/s
Latency 56.4
71% 56.4 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 47%
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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 3,023 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $937
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