Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
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 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 94.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics134% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive107% 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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateMar 01 '18 at 02:49
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th 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, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 128
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 477
QC Mixed 497
110% 487 Pts
MC Int 484
MC Float 489
MC Mixed 496
73% 490 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$457
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Lighting 434
Reflection 404
Parallax 416
132% 418 fps
MRender 251
Gravity 417
Splatting 262
136% 310 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 134%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk SPS480G 1TB
715GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
17.7% Very poor
Read 186
Write 159
Mixed 155
37% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.17
2% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 17.7%
Great: 18%
SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB-$219
223GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X21200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 487
Mixed 470
109% 489 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 25.9
144% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 57.1
116% 235 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 107%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
71.4% Very good
MC Read 24.7
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 23
71% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 23.8
SC Mixed 21.7
61% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 53.7
74% 53.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 72%
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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 2,510 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $987
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