Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics10.7% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive44.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140508
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 24 '19 at 11:15
Run Duration182 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
76.9% Very good
1-Core 115
2-Core 227
81% 171 Pts
4-Core 436
8-Core 426
59% 431 Pts
64-Core 435
29% 435 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 550-Ti-$250
EVGA(3842 1557) 1GB
CLim: 981 MHz, MLim: 1128 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
10.7% Very poor
Lighting 36
Reflection 36.4
Parallax 32.5
10% 35 fps
MRender 35.1
Gravity 37.2
Splatting 37
11% 36.4 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 10.7%
Great: 11%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Patriot Burst 480GB
393GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 408 136 102 103 101 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
44.3% Average
Read 320
Write 115
Mixed 93.4
SusWrite 210
41% 185 MB/s
4K Read 18.5
4K Write 20.6
4K Mixed 10.3
52% 16.5 MB/s
DQ Read 17.8
DQ Write 128
DQ Mixed 193
113% 113 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLE8G3D1869DE1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
30.1% Below average
MC Read 9.7
MC Write 9.9
MC Mixed 8.6
27% 9.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 9.6
27% 9.43 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 30.1%
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 3,847 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $817
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