Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics9.96% 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 Drive77.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory8.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateApr 05 '19 at 21:35
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
78.6% Very good
1-Core 123
2-Core 246
87% 184 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 649
68% 532 Pts
64-Core 640
43% 640 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 650-$112
EVGA(3842 2652) 1GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
9.96% Terrible
Lighting 33.9
Reflection 29.2
Parallax 37.5
9% 33.5 fps
MRender 31.5
Gravity 41.5
Splatting 33.8
11% 35.6 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 9.96%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
112GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 245 160 165 118 151 159 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
77.7% Very good
Read 384
Write 330
Mixed 290
SusWrite 166
66% 293 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 36.6
134% 54 MB/s
DQ Read 189
DQ Write 296
DQ Mixed 148
139% 211 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 99%
Intel Raid 1 Volume 1TB
417GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 139 136 131 137 137 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Read 166
Write 126
Mixed 49.5
SusWrite 137
87% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (52nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51.1% Above average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 18
MC Mixed 15.4
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 16.8
47% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 63%
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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 3,827 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,025
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