Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 87.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics40.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 8 years and 10 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory3.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 17:07
Run Duration82 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 above expectations (72nd percentile)
87.2% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 115
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 458
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 462
103% 455 Pts
MC Int 450
MC Float 452
MC Mixed 454
68% 452 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
40.8% Average
Lighting 133
Reflection 116
Parallax 134
41% 128 fps
MRender 81.9
Gravity 116
Splatting 83.7
41% 94 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$72
844GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Read 147
Write 141
Mixed 145
109% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.93
4K Write 2.64
4K Mixed 0.25
115% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D18ADS3.16FE 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
73.2% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 23.8
74% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 20.8
SC Mixed 22.6
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 56.9
70% 56.9 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 73%
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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 2,155 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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