Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 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.
Graphics8.63% 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 Drive59.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory6.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 22 '16 at 03:44
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4670K-$205
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Memory 92.9
1-Core 110
2-Core 216
82% 140 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 412
57% 418 Pts
64-Core 410
28% 410 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 650-$112
Gigabyte(1458 3555) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.5891
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
8.63% Terrible
Lighting 10.8
Reflection 9.85
Parallax 11.8
9% 10.8 fps
MRender 14.1
Gravity 9.83
Splatting 13.7
8% 12.6 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 8.63%
Great: 10%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
ACSC2M064S25 63GB
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20151120 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
59.7% Above average
Read 480
Write 183
Mixed 269
68% 310 MB/s
4K Read 23.3
4K Write 73.8
4K Mixed 3.51
79% 33.5 MB/s
DQ Read 176
DQ Write 178
DQ Mixed 22.6
59% 125 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 60%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 167
Write 188
Mixed 171
132% 175 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.17
81% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 102%
Great: 108%
Hitachi HDS721010DLE630 1TB-$150
1.5TB free
Firmware: MS2OA610 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 171
Mixed 154
126% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.34
4K Mixed 0.18
74% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 100%
Great: 98%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$87
546GB free
Firmware: JC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
61.2% Good
Read 104
Write 109
Mixed 104
80% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.62
4K Mixed 0.59
128% 1 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
60.4% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 22.5
MC Mixed 18.5
60% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 18.1
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 60%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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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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