Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 72.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics73.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive75.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory20GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 20GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory15.2 GB free of 20 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 20 '19 at 05:52
Run Duration179 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
72.5% Very good
1-Core 130
2-Core 247
90% 189 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 538
63% 477 Pts
64-Core 641
43% 641 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
73.4% Very good
Lighting 227
Reflection 203
Parallax 217
69% 216 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 215
Splatting 171
77% 179 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$75
259GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 303 303 293 310 309 310 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
75.7% Very good
Read 509
Write 314
Mixed 298
SusWrite 305
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 53
4K Mixed 29.7
102% 35.4 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 54.2
DQ Mixed 84.1
70% 105 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 130%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
172GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 93 92 93 94 94 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
64.4% Good
Read 130
Write 122
Mixed 79.8
SusWrite 93.4
78% 106 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.1
225% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
131GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 129 129 132 131 131 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
71.1% Very good
Read 117
Write 107
Mixed 85.8
SusWrite 130
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
231% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 108%
Seagate GoFlex Desk 3TB
501GB free, PID 50a5
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 125 121 126 122 125 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
53.9% Above average
Read 158
Write 137
Mixed 89
SusWrite 123
166% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.8
75% 1 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 69%
WD 10EADS External 1TB
83GB free, PID 1003
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 42 42 43 43 42 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
21.2% Poor
Read 39.3
Write 40.5
Mixed 31.8
SusWrite 42.1
52% 38.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
94% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 21.2%
Great: 21%
WD Elements 1.5TB
216GB free, PID 1021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 38 39 40 39 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
20% Very poor
Read 35.7
Write 37
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 39.1
48% 35 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
91% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 20%
Great: 22%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-12800CL9-2GBRL 1315 BLT8G3D1608ET3LX0. 0420 F3-12800CL9-2GBRL 1315 BLT8G3D1608ET3LX0. 20GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
2048, 8192, 2048, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
61.4% Good
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 18.8
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 23.3
SC Mixed 20.2
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 57.6
70% 57.6 ns
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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 3,503 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,041
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