Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics81.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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)
Memory25.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150424
Uptime3.7 Days
Run DateDec 05 '19 at 18:59
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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)
74.8% Very good
1-Core 122
2-Core 216
81% 169 Pts
4-Core 388
8-Core 644
65% 516 Pts
64-Core 654
44% 654 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$399
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
81.2% Excellent
Lighting 329
Reflection 297
Parallax 343
86% 323 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 298
Splatting 235
81% 246 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba HDWD110 480GB
359GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 449 465 456 440 442 440 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Read 479
Write 456
Mixed 284
SusWrite 449
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 35.1
143% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 163
170% 280 MB/s
Poor: 42% Great: 93%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$108
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 173 174 173 174 174 173 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 159
Mixed 110
SusWrite 174
114% 154 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 1.2
240% 1.87 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 100%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2448 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
87.3% Excellent
MC Read 32.5
MC Write 32.6
MC Mixed 27.6
88% 30.9 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 28
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 48.4
83% 48.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 88%
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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 4,383 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,012
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