Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Gaming 22%
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 19%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 92.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics15.9% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive108% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140529
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 25 '21 at 18:24
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
92.8% Outstanding
Memory 96.8
1-Core 136
2-Core 267
96% 167 Pts
4-Core 495
8-Core 606
73% 551 Pts
64-Core 550
37% 550 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 92.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 460 v2
EVGA(3842 1363) 1GB
CLim: 934 MHz, MLim: 1055 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
15.9% Very poor
Lighting 18.6
Reflection 22.9
Parallax 17.5
15% 19.7 fps
MRender 23.7
Gravity 20.5
Splatting 17.6
17% 20.6 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 15.9%
Great: 15%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$52
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 466 452 359 301 296 301 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 485
Write 489
Mixed 430
SusWrite 363
100% 442 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 40.3
164% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 108%
Great: 127%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1869DT1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 2035 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
76.9% Very good
MC Read 27.6
MC Write 27.9
MC Mixed 23.8
76% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 24.8
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 50.9
78% 50.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 78%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-AR Builds (Compare 2,173 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 45%
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $928
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