Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive68.4% 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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime3 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 04:39
Run Duration183 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$234
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
81.8% Excellent
SC Int 110
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 116
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 418
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 387
MC Float 471
MC Mixed 432
64% 430 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 103%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 520 Series 180GB-$149
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 101 99 97 94 90 MB/s
Performing below potential (45th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
68.4% Good
Read 247
Write 167
Mixed 216
SusWrite 97.9
41% 182 MB/s
4K Read 27.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 33
140% 55 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 183
DQ Mixed 184
150% 215 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 87%
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB
98GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 443 443 444 439 444 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 436
Write 419
Mixed 354
SusWrite 432
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 61.8
201% 74.3 MB/s
DQ Read 290
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 272
218% 302 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 121%
Great: 132%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$136
881GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 443 442 444 438 443 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 440
Write 416
Mixed 399
SusWrite 431
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 58.8
198% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 122%
Great: 135%
OCZ Trion 150 120GB-$50
71GB free
Firmware: SAFZ12.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 74 89 89 89 89 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
82.5% Excellent
Read 454
Write 420
Mixed 316
SusWrite 105
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 34.7
139% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 359
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 176
180% 294 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 89%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
335GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 118 115 119 118 119 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
59% Above average
Read 88.2
Write 82
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 118
63% 86.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.9
142% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 59%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$116
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (19th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.7% Very good
MC Read 24.6
MC Write 27.2
MC Mixed 24
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 26.3
SC Mixed 21.8
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 83.2
48% 83.2 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 105%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z170-AR Builds (Compare 3,314 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $832
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