Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 63.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics60.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140707
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateNov 22 '20 at 03:45
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$221
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
63.6% Good
Memory 91.9
1-Core 110
2-Core 193
79% 131 Pts
4-Core 194
8-Core 341
34% 267 Pts
64-Core 355
24% 355 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 445.75
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
60.6% Good
Lighting 78.6
Reflection 76.4
Parallax 73.1
64% 76 fps
MRender 69.1
Gravity 71
Splatting 72
57% 70.7 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 150 240GB-$196
107GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFZ12.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 33 36 38 30 36 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 57% Great: 94%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$52
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 205 203 202 211 202 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 148
Write 172
Mixed 68.2
SusWrite 204
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 2.1
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.1
110% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 101%
Great: 110%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$29
339GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 153 156 159 157 156 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
90% Outstanding
Read 158
Write 151
Mixed 107
SusWrite 156
105% 143 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.2
242% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 90%
Great: 110%
29GB free, PID 5500
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 10 9.7 14 13 14 14 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
9.87% Terrible
Read 38.5
Write 37
Mixed 14.5
SusWrite 12.5
32% 25.6 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.2
31% 2.27 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 9.87%
Great: 49%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
67.9% Good
MC Read 24.7
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 21.7
69% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 18.5
SC Mixed 17.2
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 72%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-AR Builds (Compare 1,613 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $966
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