Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics8.96% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive165% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 22 '21 at 12:50
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4770K-$300
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Memory 90.2
1-Core 113
2-Core 226
83% 143 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 577
64% 494 Pts
64-Core 580
39% 580 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
Nvidia(10DE 089C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 900 MHz, MLim: 1025 MHz, Ram: 4.5GB, Driver: 375.63
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
8.96% Terrible
Lighting 10.2
Reflection 15.6
Parallax 7.8
8% 11.2 fps
MRender 15.6
Gravity 11.5
Splatting 10.8
10% 12.6 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 8.96%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$109
137GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 515 329 327 326 321 315 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
165% Outstanding
Read 708
Write 622
Mixed 613
SusWrite 356
129% 575 MB/s
4K Read 63.7
4K Write 140
4K Mixed 75.6
268% 93.1 MB/s
DQ Read 772
DQ Write 676
DQ Mixed 856
606% 768 MB/s
Poor: 152%
This bench: 165%
Great: 274%
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$209
135GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,974
Write 4,716
Mixed 5,039
1,167% 5,243 MB/s
4K Read 611
4K Write 255
4K Mixed 311
1,460% 392 MB/s
DQ Read 1,210
DQ Write 845
DQ Mixed 890
702% 982 MB/s
Poor: 63% Great: 117%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$75
3.5TB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 160 159 159 159 159 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 147
Write 116
Mixed 81.1
SusWrite 158
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
54% Above average
MC Read 19.2
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 16.2
52% 18.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 18.8
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 54%
Great: 54%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-AR Builds (Compare 2,163 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
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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