Asus Z170-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 108%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 85.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics97.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive192% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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).
MotherboardAsus Z170-AR  (all builds)
Memory18.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150717
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateOct 17 '17 at 00:10
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 i7-6700K-$299
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
85.2% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 379
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 409
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 578
MC Float 662
MC Mixed 630
93% 623 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 103%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
Lighting 305
Reflection 275
Parallax 344
99% 308 fps
MRender 191
Gravity 282
Splatting 199
97% 224 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 750 Series NVMe PCIe 400GB-$465
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0135 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
192% Outstanding
Read 1,581
Write 992
Mixed 1,250
282% 1,274 MB/s
4K Read 40.9
4K Write 182
4K Mixed 29.3
196% 84 MB/s
DQ Read 42.1
DQ Write 459
DQ Mixed 206
172% 236 MB/s
Poor: 116%
This bench: 192%
Great: 226%
WD Purple 4TB (2014)-$119
3.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Read 147
Write 157
Mixed 135
110% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.21
95% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 93%
WD WD20PURX-64P6ZY0 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
58.2% Above average
Read 99
Write 104
Mixed 97.7
75% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.24
83% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 82%
WD WD5002AALX-00J37A0 500GB
10GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 90.4
Write 98.8
Mixed 68.1
64% 85.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.4
105% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 2400 C14 4x8GB-$250
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.1% Very good
MC Read 24.5
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 22.6
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 27.6
SC Mixed 22.5
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 71.4
56% 71.4 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 123%
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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 2,526 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 65%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $819
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