Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
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 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 90.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Boot Drive110% 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.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory2 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140620
Uptime3.6 Days
Run DateJun 06 '18 at 00:48
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
90.9% Outstanding
SC Int 118
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 118
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 486
108% 477 Pts
MC Int 479
MC Float 458
MC Mixed 462
70% 466 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 90.9%
Great: 97%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$63
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 480
Write 382
Mixed 418
95% 427 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 48
174% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 125
146% 253 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 110%
Great: 124%
Seagate ST3160023AS 160GB-$50
25GB free
Firmware: 3.43 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
18.3% Very poor
Read 36.6
Write 26.8
Mixed 39.2
26% 34.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.83
4K Mixed 0.36
77% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 18.3%
Great: 32%
Corsair Flash Voyager GT USB 3.0 32GB-$53
16GB free, PID 1a09
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
17% Very poor
Read 42
Write 33.1
Mixed 16
36% 30.4 MB/s
4K Read 6.16
4K Write 0.74
4K Mixed 0.01
48% 2.3 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 17%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair CM3X2G1600C8D 3x2GB
3 of 4 slots used
6GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
51.9% Above average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 16.2
50% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 17.4
SC Mixed 16.2
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 55.6
72% 55.6 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 60%
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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 2,392 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,010
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