Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics60.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive116% 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.
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.5 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime6.6 Days
Run DateSep 07 '16 at 15:16
Run Duration82 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$210
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 131
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 522
QC Float 544
QC Mixed 532
121% 533 Pts
MC Int 521
MC Float 544
MC Mixed 531
80% 532 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 101%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$238
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 16.300.2511.1003
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
60.9% Good
Lighting 158
Reflection 174
Parallax 233
57% 188 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 156
Splatting 126
71% 141 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 78%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
154GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 417
Mixed 423
100% 451 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 42.9
183% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 28.6
101% 224 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 116%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$119
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2472 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
MC Read 28.8
MC Write 34.8
MC Mixed 29.6
89% 31.1 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 35.2
SC Mixed 28.6
76% 26.6 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 88%
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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 1,845 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $866
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