Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 85.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
7 days ago, 7 days ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime1 Days
Run DateAug 01 '20 at 23:30
Run Duration191 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600K-$176
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
Memory 87.7
1-Core 121
2-Core 242
86% 150 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 470
65% 474 Pts
64-Core 434
29% 434 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 93%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
95GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 187 191 205 185 183 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
26.2% Poor
Read 176
Write 241
Mixed 185
SusWrite 188
45% 197 MB/s
4K Read 8
4K Write 7.6
4K Mixed 6.9
25% 7.5 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 26.2%
Great: 134%
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB-$110
37GB free
Firmware: RVQ01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 196 190 98 82 82 MB/s
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
26.5% Poor
Read 193
Write 233
Mixed 192
SusWrite 140
43% 190 MB/s
4K Read 7.9
4K Write 8.1
4K Mixed 7.1
25% 7.7 MB/s
DQ Read 60
DQ Write 49.9
DQ Mixed 53.2
40% 54.4 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 26.5%
Great: 123%
Adata Premier SP550 960GB-$150
8GB free
Firmware: O1126A
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 162
Write 246
Mixed 167
43% 192 MB/s
4K Read 6.3
4K Write 7.9
4K Mixed 7.3
23% 7.17 MB/s
Poor: 55% Great: 96%
SABRENT 1TB
839GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RKT303.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 423 477 420 404 407 412 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
WD WD80EZAZ-11TDBA0 8TB
4TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 58 61 83 86 93 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
68.4% Good
Read 167
Write 161
Mixed 86.1
SusWrite 70.4
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.9
216% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 106%
Kingston DataTraveler G3 4GB
4GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5 6.2 7.9 7.9 8.2 8.3 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
4.61% Terrible
Read 15.4
Write 7.9
Mixed 7.7
SusWrite 7.2
12% 9.55 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
15% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.61%
Great: 6%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$69
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (31st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
76.5% Very good
MC Read 27.4
MC Write 29.3
MC Mixed 25.4
78% 27.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 28.5
SC Mixed 21.7
64% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 69.8
57% 69.8 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 109%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 70%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $764
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