Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 124%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 134%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (91st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 9 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 105%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics141% 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 Drive256% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 13:56
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing way above expectations (91st 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-$222
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 140
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 519
QC Float 578
QC Mixed 551
124% 549 Pts
MC Int 532
MC Float 587
MC Mixed 559
84% 559 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$485
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
141% Outstanding
Lighting 448
Reflection 422
Parallax 476
142% 449 fps
MRender 261
Gravity 435
Splatting 270
141% 322 fps
Poor: 101%
This bench: 141%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$301
755GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 525
Write 414
Mixed 427
101% 455 MB/s
4K Read 43.1
4K Write 99.2
4K Mixed 34.2
162% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 135
144% 242 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 108%
Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$125
270GB 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 519
Write 411
Mixed 420
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 46.4
186% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 47.8
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 29.7
60% 115 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 110%
Great: 115%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$103
80GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
256% Outstanding
Read 2,846
Write 1,235
Mixed 1,366
398% 1,815 MB/s
4K Read 60.7
4K Write 157
4K Mixed 29.8
213% 82.4 MB/s
DQ Read 60.7
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 26.7
48% 90.8 MB/s
Poor: 171%
This bench: 256%
Great: 264%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
89.3% Excellent
MC Read 32.3
MC Write 33.6
MC Mixed 29.4
91% 31.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 34.2
SC Mixed 26.7
76% 26.6 GB/s
Latency 59.1
68% 59.1 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 89.3%
Great: 89%
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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 2,813 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,022
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