Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive146% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160324
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 11:46
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700K-$300
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
88.7% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 484
QC Mixed 432
103% 454 Pts
MC Int 623
MC Float 710
MC Mixed 675
100% 669 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 88.7%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$249
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
69.2% Good
Lighting 222
Reflection 192
Parallax 197
66% 204 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 200
Splatting 158
72% 167 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$40
223GB free
Firmware: SBFK71E0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Read 494
Write 322
Mixed 338
85% 384 MB/s
4K Read 26.3
4K Write 66
4K Mixed 6.15
83% 32.8 MB/s
DQ Read 239
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 5.45
65% 153 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 96%
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$100
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
146% Outstanding
Read 1,266
Write 558
Mixed 740
188% 855 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 34.8
157% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 417
DQ Mixed 18.8
97% 213 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 146%
Great: 162%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
465GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
72.5% Very good
Read 125
Write 128
Mixed 119
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G4D240FSB.16FBD 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
45.1% Average
MC Read 15.6
MC Write 15.7
MC Mixed 13.3
42% 14.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.9
SC Write 14.7
SC Mixed 16
42% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 45.1%
Great: 98%
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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 2,279 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $890
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