Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 71.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics72.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive148% 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.
Very high background CPU (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150424
Uptime2 Days
Run DateOct 30 '19 at 18:59
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 42%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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-$101
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
71.3% Very good
1-Core 110
2-Core 226
78% 168 Pts
4-Core 389
8-Core 408
54% 398 Pts
64-Core 420
28% 420 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$272
EVGA(3842 1267) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.8
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
72.8% Very good
Lighting 305
Reflection 234
Parallax 288
80% 276 fps
MRender 213
Gravity 258
Splatting 170
73% 214 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
170GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXZ74H0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 413 468 512 520 524 530 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
148% Outstanding
Read 652
Write 560
Mixed 432
SusWrite 494
120% 534 MB/s
4K Read 44.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 56.5
195% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 772
DQ Write 636
DQ Mixed 918
629% 776 MB/s
Poor: 140%
This bench: 148%
Great: 294%
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$28
105GB free
Firmware: U21010RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 254 273 293 293 299 304 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Read 454
Write 394
Mixed 271
SusWrite 286
79% 351 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 18.1
125% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 188
DQ Write 306
DQ Mixed 106
120% 200 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 77%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$55
57GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 277 299 311 311 298 290 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 474
Write 454
Mixed 378
SusWrite 298
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 56.6
194% 69.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 356
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 114%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
57.4% Above average
MC Read 18.9
MC Write 21.5
MC Mixed 18.6
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 18
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 57.4%
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 3,954 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,010
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