Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
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 84.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics64.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive94.3% 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)
Memory12.4 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 23:37
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 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-$352
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
84.9% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 126
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 403
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 628
MC Float 660
MC Mixed 646
97% 645 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2364 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
64.4% Good
Lighting 61.5
Reflection 216
Parallax 235
38% 171 fps
MRender 179
Gravity 228
Splatting 179
84% 195 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 77%
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
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 476
Mixed 491
110% 490 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 35.8
147% 60.3 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 99.6
144% 268 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 109%
Great: 113%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$138
31GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
94.3% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 407
Mixed 412
98% 442 MB/s
4K Read 44.8
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 28.4
156% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 46.4
DQ Write 102
DQ Mixed 102
70% 83.6 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 94.3%
Great: 115%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB-$30
25GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
Read 247
Write 103
Mixed 133
181% 161 MB/s
4K Read 11.9
4K Write 9.78
4K Mixed 3.46
495% 8.38 MB/s
DQ Read 12.6
DQ Write 9.84
DQ Mixed 3.54
502% 8.67 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 92%
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 (90th percentile)
70.5% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 22
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.5
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 21.3
60% 21.1 GB/s
Latency 55.1
73% 55.1 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 70.5%
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 2,154 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,033
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