Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
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 (55th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-6600K-$210
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
75.2% Very good
1-Core 116
2-Core 216
79% 166 Pts
4-Core 418
8-Core 425
58% 422 Pts
64-Core 432
29% 432 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 95%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 520 Series 180GB-$300
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 101 99 97 94 90 MB/s
Performing below potential (49th 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: 89%
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB
98GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 443 443 444 439 444 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th 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: 77%
This bench: 121%
Great: 132%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$127
881GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 443 442 444 438 443 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd 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: 84%
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 (70th 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: 49%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 90%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$19
335GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 118 115 119 118 119 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th 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: 28%
This bench: 59%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$122
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (25th 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: 52%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 104%
Take a copy of your results

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-AR Builds (Compare 3,924 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $779
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9600K $210Nvidia GTX 1660 $210Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $260Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $49
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $65SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback