Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 66.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics62.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive124% 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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 02 '18 at 22:09
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$242
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
66.4% Good
1-Core 113
2-Core 214
78% 164 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 416
57% 416 Pts
64-Core 426
29% 426 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 411.70
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
62.7% Good
Lighting 186
Reflection 178
Parallax 194
58% 186 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 178
Splatting 126
66% 153 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$103
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 389 438 441 441 441 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 469
Mixed 372
SusWrite 426
99% 440 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 62.4
212% 75.3 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 257
196% 264 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 124%
Great: 135%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$103
466GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 408 394 441 444 445 445 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 478
Mixed 397
SusWrite 429
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 65.2
221% 78.5 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 255
DQ Mixed 313
222% 282 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 127%
Great: 135%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB-$128
54GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 178 172 170 171 173 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 245
Write 136
Mixed 60.7
SusWrite 175
190% 154 MB/s
4K Read 12.7
4K Write 11.2
4K Mixed 8.5
717% 10.8 MB/s
DQ Read 11.2
DQ Write 11.2
DQ Mixed 9.3
739% 10.6 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 111%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2133 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (62nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
61.7% Good
MC Read 22.7
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 18.6
61% 21.4 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 18.8
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 80%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-AR Builds (Compare 3,495 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,041
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HDDRAMUSB
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