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 (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 73.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive70.2% 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 (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory9.8 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 04:45
Run Duration183 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$200
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
73.6% Very good
1-Core 117
2-Core 225
81% 171 Pts
4-Core 396
8-Core 422
55% 409 Pts
64-Core 423
28% 423 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 93%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 520 Series 180GB-$300
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 159 162 164 134 92 90 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
70.2% Very good
Read 332
Write 208
Mixed 218
SusWrite 133
50% 223 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 31.1
134% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 210
150% 194 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 88%
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 500GB
98GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 442 440 425 429 442 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 441
Write 412
Mixed 354
SusWrite 426
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 64.7
204% 74.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 363
272% 362 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 124%
Great: 135%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$110
881GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 379 441 439 425 428 442 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 429
Write 427
Mixed 339
SusWrite 426
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 39.6
156% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 386
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 360
263% 346 MB/s
Poor: 90%
This bench: 106%
Great: 135%
OCZ Trion 150 120GB-$50
71GB free
Firmware: SAFZ12.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 81 89 75 75 89 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
82.5% Excellent
Read 439
Write 421
Mixed 326
SusWrite 108
72% 323 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 34.2
141% 56 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 170
177% 290 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 90%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$18
335GB free
Firmware: KC48
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 108 108 109 107 109 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
56.4% Above average
Read 88.5
Write 73.7
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 108
60% 81.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB-$154
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (26th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
71.9% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 23.8
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 25.1
SC Mixed 21.4
59% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 73.3
55% 73.3 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 103%
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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 4,070 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $825
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