Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 92.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive78.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.7 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170125
Uptime1 Days
Run DateFeb 01 '18 at 06:59
Run Duration85 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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-$216
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
SC Int 120
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 123
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 476
QC Float 502
QC Mixed 485
110% 488 Pts
MC Int 472
MC Float 504
MC Mixed 490
73% 489 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 103%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 750GB-$196
574GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR011 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Read 460
Write 322
Mixed 322
82% 368 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 73.9
4K Mixed 15
100% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 208
DQ Mixed 14.8
76% 174 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 105%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$58
1TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
Read 183
Write 153
Mixed 173
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.22
85% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 117%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2666 C16 2x8GB-$150
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
94.5% Outstanding
MC Read 34.1
MC Write 36.5
MC Mixed 30.4
96% 33.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 38.2
SC Mixed 27.4
81% 28.5 GB/s
Latency 59
68% 59 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 94.5%
Great: 95%
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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 3,039 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $905
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