Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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. 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 81.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics59.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive177% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateMar 31 '19 at 21:49
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
1-Core 122
2-Core 244
86% 183 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 469
64% 467 Pts
64-Core 456
31% 456 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$277
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 418.91
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
59.2% Above average
Lighting 227
Reflection 202
Parallax 220
60% 216 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 218
Splatting 172
59% 180 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 59.2%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
232GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXY74D1Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 536 582 596 615 611 608 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
177% Outstanding
Read 740
Write 617
Mixed 553
SusWrite 591
140% 625 MB/s
4K Read 58.7
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 76.5
255% 88 MB/s
DQ Read 782
DQ Write 640
DQ Mixed 956
649% 793 MB/s
Poor: 130%
This bench: 177%
Great: 259%
Samsung Spinpoint F2 1TB-$60
733GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 69 69 69 69 69 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
42.1% Average
Read 77.5
Write 44
Mixed 49
SusWrite 68.9
44% 59.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
127% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 59%
Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB-$50
210GB free
Firmware: 3.AFK
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 68 68 67 68 66 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
39.8% Below average
Read 71
Write 72
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 67.3
48% 65.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.5
118% 1 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 2133 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 30.4
MC Mixed 26.2
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.5
SC Write 23
SC Mixed 24.4
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 50.6
79% 50.6 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 80%
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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 4,171 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,069
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