Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics39.4% 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)
Boot Drive105% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171227
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 05:42
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$231
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 138
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 545
QC Mixed 523
119% 525 Pts
MC Int 514
MC Float 564
MC Mixed 523
80% 533 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 100%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
Asus(1043 85D4) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
39.4% Below average
Lighting 122
Reflection 78.4
Parallax 126
38% 109 fps
MRender 79.8
Gravity 115
Splatting 86.8
40% 93.8 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$80
153GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 416
Mixed 422
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 47.3
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 45.4
185% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 47.6
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 102
97% 144 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 110%
Great: 114%
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB
45GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 404
Mixed 411
99% 443 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 38.6
174% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 47.7
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 91.2
90% 137 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 105%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$36
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 175
Mixed 167
134% 178 MB/s
4K Read 0.77
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.19
80% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 105%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 500GB (2007)-$40
254GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
39.3% Below average
Read 70.7
Write 66
Mixed 63.9
50% 66.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.31
90% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GX-D4-3000-MR 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
87.9% Excellent
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 35.6
MC Mixed 27.2
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 36
SC Mixed 28.3
77% 27 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 102%
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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 2,603 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: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,069
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