Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 78%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive29.5% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 04 '19 at 17:37
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
78% Very good
1-Core 112
2-Core 226
80% 169 Pts
4-Core 454
8-Core 448
62% 452 Pts
64-Core 451
30% 451 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 78%
Great: 89%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 120 GB 120GB
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UE3600RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 68 71 72 70 68 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
29.5% Poor
Read 389
Write 66.5
Mixed 92
SusWrite 65.6
33% 153 MB/s
4K Read 13.7
4K Write 15.8
4K Mixed 0.1
29% 9.87 MB/s
DQ Read 93.6
DQ Write 5.2
DQ Mixed 15
20% 37.9 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 29.5%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBH2X04E99927-15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
64.9% Good
MC Read 22.8
MC Write 23.4
MC Mixed 20.2
63% 22.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 20.3
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 54.1
74% 54.1 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $817
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