Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics75.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 09:14
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
77% Very good
SC Int 109
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 107
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 388
QC Float 391
QC Mixed 398
89% 392 Pts
MC Int 414
MC Float 402
MC Mixed 399
61% 405 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 77%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
75.5% Very good
Lighting 239
Reflection 218
Parallax 238
74% 231 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 216
Splatting 153
77% 178 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$90
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 169
Mixed 157
125% 167 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.22
104% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 108%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$50
155GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JP4OA3MA Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
51.8% Above average
Read 84.3
Write 96.3
Mixed 97.1
70% 92.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.41
4K Mixed 0.32
84% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1632 MHz
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
50.1% Above average
MC Read 16.7
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 16.2
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 17.9
SC Mixed 15.8
45% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 78.6
51% 78.6 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 63%
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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 2,373 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $896
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