Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics41.2% 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.
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 9 years and 7 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime1.8 Days
Run DateMar 15 '19 at 03:24
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 as expected (48th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
SC Int 108
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 427
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 416
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 427
MC Float 428
MC Mixed 428
64% 428 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 417.71
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
41.2% Average
Lighting 138
Reflection 114
Parallax 127
42% 127 fps
MRender 82.1
Gravity 119
Splatting 82.4
41% 94.6 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 41.2%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
779GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 149 152 165 169 160 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 136
Write 141
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 151
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
191% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$59
1TB free
Firmware: 80.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 107 106 108 108 108 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
61% Good
Read 107
Write 106
Mixed 71.3
SusWrite 105
72% 97.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
197% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 61%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D18ADS3.16FE 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
73.1% Very good
MC Read 26
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 23.9
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.3
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 22.8
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 53.8
74% 53.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 74%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical Z97-AR Builds (Compare 2,919 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: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,051
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