Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics20.2% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB 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)
Memory51.3 GB free of 64 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime8.2 Days
Run DateMay 28 '21 at 01:42
Run Duration217 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6500-$235
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
74.6% Very good
Memory 84.3
1-Core 102
2-Core 201
76% 129 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 388
52% 381 Pts
64-Core 384
26% 384 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-Ti-$110
CLim: 1450 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
20.2% Poor
Lighting 24.1
Reflection 20.6
Parallax 23.3
20% 22.7 fps
MRender 26.6
Gravity 25.9
Splatting 18.9
21% 23.8 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 20.2%
Great: 20%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
621GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 100 111 115 121 116 105 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Read 190
Write 160
Mixed 113
SusWrite 111
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1
211% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 109%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
853GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 143 142 144 143 141 143 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
Read 144
Write 112
Mixed 29
SusWrite 142
77% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 1.9
351% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
347GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 152 149 152 154 153 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Read 148
Write 100
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 152
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 112%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$70
860GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 24 23 21 22 22 21 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
36.3% Below average
Read 104
Write 97
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 22
56% 74.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 78%
WD My Book 25EE 8TB
7.5TB free, PID 25ee
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 178 181 180 180 185 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
81.4% Excellent
Read 190
Write 200
Mixed 121
SusWrite 176
231% 172 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 99%
WD Elements 25A1 5TB
4.5TB free, PID 25a1
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 111 112 115 115 114 113 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
59.7% Above average
Read 65.5
Write 110
Mixed 72.7
SusWrite 113
130% 90.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 8.2
4K Mixed 0.7
307% 3.37 MB/s
DQ Read 0.4
DQ Write 11.5
DQ Mixed 0.5
410% 4.13 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL18-22-22 D4-3600 4x16GB
4 of 4 slots used
64GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
84.6% Excellent
MC Read 29.4
MC Write 34.2
MC Mixed 29.3
88% 31 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 21.8
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 72.9
55% 72.9 ns
Poor: 66%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 121%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-AR Builds (Compare 2,263 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 60%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $890
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