Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics57.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive59.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161129
Uptime4.1 Days
Run DateApr 05 '21 at 07:59
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU9%
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 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$210
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Memory 94.6
1-Core 111
2-Core 218
83% 141 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 410
55% 405 Pts
64-Core 399
27% 399 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (62nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
57.1% Above average
Lighting 69.8
Reflection 75.3
Parallax 67.7
56% 70.9 fps
MRender 65.7
Gravity 72.8
Splatting 69.4
58% 69.3 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 128GB-$137
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF109C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 111 84 109 48 53 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
59.2% Above average
Read 475
Write 255
Mixed 344
SusWrite 81.6
64% 289 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 44
4K Mixed 27.5
93% 31.4 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 146
DQ Mixed 179
124% 154 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 59.2%
Great: 111%
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$209
238GB free
Firmware: DXM05B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 48 55 67 103 105 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
30% Poor
Read 143
Write 120
Mixed 124
SusWrite 69.1
26% 114 MB/s
4K Read 15.8
4K Write 20.7
4K Mixed 15.2
54% 17.2 MB/s
DQ Read 85.6
DQ Write 60
DQ Mixed 66.1
51% 70.6 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 30%
Great: 117%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$82
859GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 36 48 55 67 102 104 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
54.8% Above average
Read 121
Write 105
Mixed 26.7
SusWrite 68.4
58% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 1.9
355% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB-$161
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 2133 MHz clocked @ 3200 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
107% Outstanding
MC Read 38.1
MC Write 42.8
MC Mixed 36.7
112% 39.2 GB/s
SC Read 19
SC Write 39.9
SC Mixed 28.1
83% 29 GB/s
Latency 58.3
69% 58.3 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 107%
Great: 108%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z170-AR Builds (Compare 2,394 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $896
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