Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics34.1% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive54.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory3.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140508
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 02:06
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
SC Int 113
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 111
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 422
97% 428 Pts
MC Int 441
MC Float 442
MC Mixed 431
66% 438 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
Asus(1043 847A) 2GB
CLim: 1228 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
34.1% Below average
Lighting 90.3
Reflection 71.3
Parallax 111
30% 90.9 fps
MRender 80
Gravity 106
Splatting 69.3
37% 85.1 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 34.1%
Great: 40%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$95
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 580ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 79 89 69 73 72 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
54.2% Above average
Read 222
Write 186
Mixed 216
SusWrite 80.9
40% 176 MB/s
4K Read 12.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 24.7
108% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 148
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 137
114% 161 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 84%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
414GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 103 103 103 104 105 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
60.6% Good
Read 107
Write 98.7
Mixed 68.3
SusWrite 104
70% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
61.3% Good
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 22.7
MC Mixed 19.6
60% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 20.5
SC Mixed 18.6
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 60.7
66% 60.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 65%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97-AR Builds (Compare 2,510 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $987
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