Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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 95.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics36.1% 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 Drive85.8% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory9.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 01:12
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 0.8 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 122
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 510
QC Mixed 511
114% 503 Pts
MC Int 506
MC Float 510
MC Mixed 504
76% 507 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-$125
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
36.1% Below average
Lighting 116
Reflection 68.3
Parallax 105
35% 96.5 fps
MRender 78.7
Gravity 104
Splatting 75.7
37% 86.1 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 36.1%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB-$105
79GB free
Firmware: X21200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Read 495
Write 413
Mixed 394
97% 434 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 64.3
4K Mixed 15.2
94% 35.3 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 284
DQ Mixed 14.6
91% 210 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 1TB (2010)-$78
791GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
72% Very good
Read 135
Write 115
Mixed 127
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.46
127% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 72%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CM3X4GBA1600C9V4 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CM3X4GBA1600C9V4 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
62.8% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 20.1
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 18.7
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 62.8%
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 1,985 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 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,012
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