Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 86.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics72.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive93.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 22:34
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
86.3% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 411
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 579
MC Float 646
MC Mixed 639
93% 622 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
72.8% Very good
Lighting 227
Reflection 202
Parallax 214
69% 214 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 212
Splatting 168
76% 177 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vector 150 240GB-$246
104GB free
Firmware: 1.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 478
Mixed 493
110% 493 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 20.7
126% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 93
138% 258 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 102%
Great: 113%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$114
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 398
Mixed 408
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 28.3
155% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 46.8
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 27.8
34% 58.9 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D18ADS3.16FE 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
70.7% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 22.1
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 23.1
SC Mixed 21.1
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 53.7
74% 53.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 72%
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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 2,499 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $989
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