Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 125%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 138%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 108%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics141% 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 Drive268% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180314
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 30 '18 at 03:12
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
108% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 144
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 552
QC Float 590
QC Mixed 566
129% 569 Pts
MC Int 556
MC Float 601
MC Mixed 579
87% 578 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 108%
Great: 104%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$457
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2762 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 397.93
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
141% Outstanding
Lighting 451
Reflection 411
Parallax 479
143% 447 fps
MRender 264
Gravity 427
Splatting 265
139% 318 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 141%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$230
858GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
Read 525
Write 422
Mixed 427
102% 458 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 30.1
156% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 44.9
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 29.5
60% 115 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 134%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$110
292GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Read 522
Write 411
Mixed 422
100% 452 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 29.9
169% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 47.3
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 29.8
38% 64.2 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 134%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$94
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
268% Outstanding
Read 2,881
Write 1,220
Mixed 1,335
396% 1,812 MB/s
4K Read 61.5
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 26.5
207% 79.4 MB/s
DQ Read 464
DQ Write 425
DQ Mixed 27.6
135% 305 MB/s
Poor: 143%
This bench: 268%
Great: 231%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport LT DDR4 2400 C16 2x8GB-$160
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
MC Read 31.8
MC Write 33.6
MC Mixed 29.2
90% 31.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 33.7
SC Mixed 26.5
76% 26.5 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 89%
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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 3,158 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $933
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