Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 121%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 138%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (90th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 10 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 107%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics131% 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 Drive273% 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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 3 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170629
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 10 '17 at 21:56
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing way above expectations (90th 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-$231
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
107% Outstanding
SC Int 138
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 546
QC Float 553
QC Mixed 561
126% 554 Pts
MC Int 544
MC Float 580
MC Mixed 560
84% 561 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 107%
Great: 107%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$538
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Lighting 424
Reflection 398
Parallax 417
130% 413 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 406
Splatting 256
132% 302 fps
Poor: 106%
This bench: 131%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$330
405GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 525
Write 418
Mixed 430
102% 457 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 37.1
173% 63.8 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 138
155% 265 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 113%
Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$137
155GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 519
Write 416
Mixed 421
101% 452 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 48.6
194% 69.2 MB/s
DQ Read 48.2
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 117
104% 149 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 113%
Great: 115%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$120
56GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
273% Outstanding
Read 2,777
Write 1,098
Mixed 1,287
376% 1,721 MB/s
4K Read 62
4K Write 169
4K Mixed 45.9
242% 92.5 MB/s
DQ Read 606
DQ Write 454
DQ Mixed 222
250% 427 MB/s
Poor: 169%
This bench: 273%
Great: 262%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$165
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
MC Read 31.9
MC Write 33.6
MC Mixed 28.3
89% 31.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.6
SC Write 34.5
SC Mixed 26.6
77% 26.9 GB/s
Latency 59.9
67% 59.9 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 88.3%
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 2,603 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,069
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