Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 92.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics134% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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 (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.5 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 03 '17 at 22:33
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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-$228
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
92.7% Outstanding
SC Int 127
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 437
QC Mixed 472
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 478
MC Float 537
MC Mixed 504
76% 506 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 92.7%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$485
MaxC: 1987 MHz, MaxM: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Lighting 454
Reflection 402
Parallax 416
132% 424 fps
MRender 249
Gravity 429
Splatting 258
129% 312 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 134%
Great: 145%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 275GB-$99
256GB free
Firmware: M0CR021 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 486
Write 341
Mixed 339
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 18.9
111% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 208
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 31.3
74% 152 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 83%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
903GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 169
Mixed 160
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 1.38
4K Mixed 0.24
86% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$112
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2472 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
88.5% Excellent
MC Read 33
MC Write 33.7
MC Mixed 28.7
91% 31.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 25
71% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 59.1
68% 59.1 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 88.5%
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 1,953 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $913
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