Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 79.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics95.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive114% 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.
Very high background CPU (54%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.8 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150831
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 06:23
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 54%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 i5-6600K-$238
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
79.1% Very good
SC Int 127
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 134
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 423
QC Float 438
QC Mixed 362
92% 408 Pts
MC Int 452
MC Float 469
MC Mixed 448
68% 456 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
MSI(1462 3235) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Lighting 301
Reflection 280
Parallax 326
96% 302 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 284
Splatting 181
96% 220 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 380
Mixed 378
94% 421 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 49
183% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 277
DQ Mixed 108
140% 254 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 114%
Great: 123%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$90
175GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
76.4% Very good
Read 164
Write 101
Mixed 115
95% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.25
4K Write 4.86
4K Mixed 0.52
158% 1.88 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 110%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$33
147GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
77.4% Very good
Read 138
Write 132
Mixed 110
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.27
94% 1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$170
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
MC Read 31.9
MC Write 36.8
MC Mixed 29.5
94% 32.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 32.1
SC Mixed 22.2
69% 24.3 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 87%
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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 2,289 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $890
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