Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 80.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics65.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive200% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory28.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 08 '18 at 03:44
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 i7-6700-$307
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 378
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 385
89% 392 Pts
MC Int 518
MC Float 639
MC Mixed 604
88% 587 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.31
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
65.8% Good
Lighting 208
Reflection 179
Parallax 193
63% 194 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 190
Splatting 128
68% 157 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 750 Series NVMe PCIe 400GB-$487
348GB free
Firmware: 01H0 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
209% Outstanding
Read 2,084
Write 974
Mixed 1,318
321% 1,459 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 43.8
180% 69.3 MB/s
DQ Read 268
DQ Write 236
DQ Mixed 120
126% 208 MB/s
Poor: 131%
This bench: 209%
Great: 235%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$339
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
200% Outstanding
Read 2,060
Write 877
Mixed 1,128
297% 1,355 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 43.1
176% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 243
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 98
109% 184 MB/s
Poor: 135%
This bench: 200%
Great: 242%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 4x8GB-$308
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
MC Read 29
MC Write 31.2
MC Mixed 26.3
82% 28.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 33.1
SC Mixed 27.4
75% 26.4 GB/s
Latency 68.7
58% 68.7 ns
Poor: 71%
This bench: 81.9%
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 3,039 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $918
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