Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 86.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics103% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.2 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150714
Uptime10.5 Days
Run DateOct 18 '20 at 01:13
Run Duration240 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 20%
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 PC Performing as expected (54th 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-$189
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Memory 90.7
1-Core 122
2-Core 248
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 472
65% 472 Pts
64-Core 475
32% 475 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 456.55
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
103% Outstanding
Lighting 389
Reflection 370
Parallax 388
102% 382 fps
MRender 236
Gravity 386
Splatting 247
103% 290 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 103%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$79
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 2,097
Write 2,202
Mixed 1448
427% 1,916 MB/s
4K Read 59.8
4K Write 153
4K Mixed 83.7
279% 99 MB/s
DQ Read 1,550
DQ Write 1,238
DQ Mixed 1,368
1,031% 1,385 MB/s
Poor: 204% Great: 318%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
86GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 366 198 192 195 180 179 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 459
Mixed 328
SusWrite 218
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 56.1
197% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 215
201% 312 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 109%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
376GB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 50 74 64 80 86 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
55.1% Above average
Read 124
Write 89.3
Mixed 71
SusWrite 68.2
65% 88 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 115%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB-$28
12GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 57 58 59 59 59 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
71.7% Very good
Read 174
Write 53.5
Mixed 44
SusWrite 57.8
91% 82.4 MB/s
4K Read 10.2
4K Write 10.2
4K Mixed 8
657% 9.47 MB/s
DQ Read 12.1
DQ Write 10.7
DQ Mixed 9.4
728% 10.7 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 81%
Mass Storage Device 64GB
53GB free, PID 1212
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 16 16 17 17 17 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
15.4% Very poor
Read 18
Write 16.2
Mixed 16.5
SusWrite 16.4
23% 16.8 MB/s
4K Read 6.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 3.4
225% 4.13 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 15.4%
Great: 19%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR4 2400 C15 2x8GB-$299
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
76.4% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 29
MC Mixed 24.7
77% 27 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 29.1
SC Mixed 23.5
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 90%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-AR Builds (Compare 1,294 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $812
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