Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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. 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 86.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics37.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive163% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151211
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateAug 19 '19 at 23:08
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
86.1% Excellent
1-Core 136
2-Core 272
96% 204 Pts
4-Core 460
8-Core 502
65% 481 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$500
Gigabyte(1458 254D) 3GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.8.1
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
37.1% Below average
Lighting 144
Reflection 83.7
Parallax 195
40% 141 fps
MRender 63.9
Gravity 146
Splatting 92.6
34% 101 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 37.1%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
XPG SPECTRIX S40G 1TB
590GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VB001D18
SusWrite @10s intervals: 693 301 263 334 205 333 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
163% Outstanding
Read 2,026
Write 1,108
Mixed 1,099
SusWrite 355
253% 1,147 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 141
4K Mixed 7.7
154% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 521
DQ Mixed 1,164
668% 655 MB/s
Poor: 98%
This bench: 163%
Great: 329%
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB-$206
111GB free
Firmware: X31000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 393 134 118 119 123 122 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
Read 450
Write 419
Mixed 291
SusWrite 168
74% 332 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 42.7
162% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 314
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 255
208% 295 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 92%
SanDisk Ultra II 120GB-$206
6GB free
Firmware: X31000RL
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 472
Write 458
Mixed 284
90% 405 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 48.9
183% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 301
DQ Mixed 234
196% 282 MB/s
Poor: 52% Great: 92%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
368GB free
Firmware: CC29
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 159 162 162 163 162 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 138
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 162
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$80
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
110% Outstanding
MC Read 38.2
MC Write 42.9
MC Mixed 36.8
112% 39.3 GB/s
SC Read 23
SC Write 44.5
SC Mixed 31
94% 32.8 GB/s
Latency 51.5
78% 51.5 ns
Poor: 65%
This bench: 110%
Great: 110%
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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 3,931 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $779
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