Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics67% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive68.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150714
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 11:53
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$238
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
SC Int 107
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 111
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 443
98% 434 Pts
MC Int 428
MC Float 465
MC Mixed 417
65% 436 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.34
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
67% Good
Lighting 210
Reflection 184
Parallax 199
64% 198 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 192
Splatting 136
69% 161 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 67%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$37
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z22000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 179 201 203 206 205 206 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
68.9% Good
Read 449
Write 191
Mixed 192
SusWrite 200
57% 258 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 11.6
108% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 79.1
89% 150 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 78%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
180GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 100 100 102 101 100 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
78% Very good
Read 172
Write 139
Mixed 79.7
SusWrite 99.7
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 78%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$317
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
MC Read 31.7
MC Write 33.2
MC Mixed 28.6
89% 31.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 30.6
SC Mixed 26
71% 24.9 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 94%
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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 2,286 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $890
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