Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 28%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (91st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 9 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics30.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateOct 27 '20 at 10:19
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 18%
Watch Gameplay: 1060-6GB + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Memory 95.8
1-Core 118
2-Core 219
85% 144 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 625
66% 517 Pts
64-Core 626
42% 626 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 2214 MHz, MLim: 2277 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
30.4% Below average
Lighting 0.67
Reflection 0.73
Parallax 1.84
0% 1.08 fps
MRender 82
Gravity 80.5
Splatting 81.9
65% 81.5 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 30.4%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Synology iSCSI Storage 1TB
852GB free
Firmware: 4.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 96 97 97 98 96 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
28.1% Poor
Read 68.3
Write 98.2
Mixed 77.7
SusWrite 96.9
19% 85.3 MB/s
4K Read 16.2
4K Write 8.8
4K Mixed 14
47% 13 MB/s
DQ Read 106
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 148
100% 121 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 28.1%
Great: 33%
571GB free (System drive)
Firmware: ECFM12.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 653 622 631 641 709 664 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1400 MHz clocked @ 2244 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
79.5% Very good
MC Read 29.5
MC Write 30.4
MC Mixed 24.9
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 23.8
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 54.5
73% 54.5 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 77%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-AR Builds (Compare 2,173 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 45%
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $928
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