Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 80%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics80% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive255% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory23.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display5120 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 14 '19 at 19:34
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700K-$282
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
80% Very good
Memory 90.4
1-Core 126
2-Core 231
87% 149 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 502
58% 442 Pts
64-Core 537
36% 537 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 80%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$350
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below potential (65th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
80% Very good
Lighting 315
Reflection 290
Parallax 304
83% 303 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 295
Splatting 235
80% 243 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 80%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$170
865GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1213 1513 1027 1033 1047 980 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
255% Outstanding
Read 1,594
Write 1,492
Mixed 1,221
SusWrite 1,136
306% 1,361 MB/s
4K Read 49.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 67.5
215% 72.7 MB/s
DQ Read 1,319
DQ Write 1140
DQ Mixed 1,027
825% 1,162 MB/s
Poor: 222%
This bench: 255%
Great: 358%
Intel 540s Series 240GB
36GB free
Firmware: LSBG200
SusWrite @10s intervals: 286 103 105 104 105 105 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
72.8% Very good
Read 306
Write 368
Mixed 357
SusWrite 135
66% 291 MB/s
4K Read 16.4
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 38.1
122% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 247
205% 292 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 90%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
486GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 171 168 173 173 172 171 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
Read 158
Write 135
Mixed 70.2
SusWrite 172
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 114%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 64GB
28GB free, PID 5595
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 57 36 24 25 23 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
32.3% Below average
Read 134
Write 49.3
Mixed 67.7
SusWrite 35.8
84% 71.8 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 1.3
105% 2.33 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 32.3%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FARG BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBR2 BLS8G4D240FSB.16FARG BLS8G4D240FSE.16FBR2 32GB
2400, 2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
75.5% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 30.1
MC Mixed 24.1
77% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 28.6
SC Mixed 21.1
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-AR Builds (Compare 940 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $786
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