Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 91.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics55.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive157% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 22 '19 at 23:27
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4670K-$280
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
1-Core 135
2-Core 269
95% 202 Pts
4-Core 527
8-Core 534
72% 530 Pts
64-Core 532
36% 532 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1630 MHz, MLim: 1927 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
55.7% Above average
Lighting 214
Reflection 197
Parallax 221
56% 210 fps
MRender 170
Gravity 209
Splatting 141
56% 174 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$90
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 367 536 523 299 297 299 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
157% Outstanding
Read 601
Write 550
Mixed 531
SusWrite 387
116% 517 MB/s
4K Read 57.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 74.5
247% 84.1 MB/s
DQ Read 778
DQ Write 679
DQ Mixed 1,007
679% 821 MB/s
Poor: 161%
This bench: 157%
Great: 279%
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$100
207GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 294 411 434 435 437 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 450
Write 458
Mixed 340
SusWrite 371
91% 405 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 47
169% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 280
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 172
163% 254 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 106%
Great: 117%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
83GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 216 294 158 113 117 106 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 443
Write 445
Mixed 382
SusWrite 167
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 63.9
212% 75.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 266
225% 327 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 110%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT102464BA1339.M16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
79.8% Very good
MC Read 28.6
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 25.9
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 24.1
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 53.4
75% 53.4 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 76%
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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 3,825 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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