Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding RAM
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 63%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics46.2% 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 Drive61.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 1 month 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 20 '15 at 01:19
Run Duration146 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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-$189
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
63% Good
1-Core 106
2-Core 214
75% 160 Pts
4-Core 393
8-Core 392
54% 393 Pts
64-Core 411
28% 411 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 63%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 380-$165
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver.
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
46.2% Average
Lighting 132
Reflection 129
Parallax 180
46% 147 fps
MRender 105
Gravity 127
Splatting 89.9
46% 107 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 47%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 830 256GB-$261
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
61.2% Good
Read 463
Write 202
Mixed 171
61% 279 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 46.4
4K Mixed 16.4
80% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 264
DQ Write 31.3
DQ Mixed 40.6
57% 112 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 85%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$70
124GB free
Firmware: 1AJ1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
47.9% Average
Read 80.6
Write 86.4
Mixed 85
63% 84 MB/s
4K Read 0.37
4K Write 1.63
4K Mixed 0.33
82% 0.78 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 47.9%
Great: 77%
Seagate FA GoFlex Desk 1.5TB
566GB free, PID 5071
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
17.2% Very poor
Read 37.3
Write 38.7
Mixed 14.4
37% 30.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.04
4K Mixed 0.29
48% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 17.2%
Great: 18%
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Typical Z97-AR Builds (Compare 3,506 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 61%
Desktop 78%
Workstation 53%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

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