Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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. 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 60.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics117% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive116% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
Very high background CPU (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory27.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 11 '19 at 12:16
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Xeon E3-1231 v3-$248
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
60.2% Good
1-Core 95.7
2-Core 182
66% 139 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 476
53% 409 Pts
64-Core 446
30% 446 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070S (Super)-$550
Asus(1043 8706) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Lighting 473
Reflection 381
Parallax 513
124% 456 fps
MRender 375
Gravity 400
Splatting 239
108% 338 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 117%
Great: 121%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM951 AHCI PCIe M.2 256GB-$235
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXW2500Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 274 278 280 256 267 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 712
Write 393
Mixed 436
SusWrite 280
101% 455 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 48.6
177% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 514
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 347
260% 356 MB/s
Poor: 128%
This bench: 116%
Great: 220%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
58.2% Above average
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 17.9
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 19.4
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 64%
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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 3,617 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $1,035
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