Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 47%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (63%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140529
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 01:43
Run Duration90 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 63%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd 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
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
47% Average
SC Int 93.5
SC Float 92.7
SC Mixed 79.2
71% 88.5 Pts
QC Int 315
QC Float 243
QC Mixed 204
58% 254 Pts
MC Int 378
MC Float 375
MC Mixed 383
57% 379 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 47%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.41
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 206
Reflection 187
Parallax 209
64% 201 fps
Gravity 193
Splatting 130
72% 162 fps
Poor: 52% Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$30
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
40.3% Average
Read 85.7
Write 55
Mixed 77.9
55% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.14
4K Write 0.92
4K Mixed 0.3
56% 0.45 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 40.3%
Great: 63%
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 as expected (45th percentile)
57.7% Above average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 21.5
MC Mixed 18.5
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 16.6
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 55.5
72% 55.5 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 57.7%
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 2,520 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,003
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