Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 251%
Workstation 126%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 93.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics49.4% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive732% 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.
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)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.8 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 21 '18 at 02:57
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
93.3% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 484
QC Float 475
QC Mixed 491
110% 484 Pts
MC Int 488
MC Float 489
MC Mixed 498
74% 492 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 93.3%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 Fury-$380
CLim: 1000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
49.4% Average
Lighting 115
Reflection 37.6
Parallax 143
39% 98.4 fps
MRender 115
Gravity 198
Splatting 64.2
57% 126 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 84%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO M.2 250GB
68GB free
Firmware: EMT21B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 71% Great: 112%
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$199
40GB free
Firmware: PSF100C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
732% Outstanding
Read 4,772
Write 87.7
Mixed 171
349% 1,677 MB/s
4K Read 1,335
4K Write 5.28
4K Mixed 5.26
2,032% 448 MB/s
Poor: 107%
This bench: 732%
Great: 174%
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$130
7GB free
Firmware: PSF109C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
877% Outstanding
Read 4,778
Write 92.3
Mixed 180
351% 1,683 MB/s
4K Read 1,696
4K Write 5.57
4K Mixed 5.51
2,580% 569 MB/s
Poor: 108%
This bench: 877%
Great: 159%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16G-D3-2400-MR 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1800 MHz clocked @ 2500 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
81.3% Excellent
MC Read 23.6
MC Write 35.5
MC Mixed 25.9
81% 28.3 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 25.6
65% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 45.9
87% 45.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 88%
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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 2,154 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 58%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,033
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