Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 88.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics53.2% 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 Drive225% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory27 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 16 '18 at 06:54
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 i7-4790K-$335
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
88.5% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 124
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 448
QC Mixed 432
99% 439 Pts
MC Int 641
MC Float 686
MC Mixed 673
100% 666 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$457
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
53.2% Above average
Lighting 142
Reflection 142
Parallax 143
44% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
60% 143 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 139%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$115
316GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 402
Mixed 412
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 47.7
181% 63.5 MB/s
DQ Read 332
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 27.3
93% 205 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 113%
Great: 134%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$94
151GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
225% Outstanding
Read 2,487
Write 1,048
Mixed 1,224
347% 1,586 MB/s
4K Read 58.6
4K Write 147
4K Mixed 25.4
199% 76.9 MB/s
DQ Read 58.6
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 29.5
46% 83.7 MB/s
Poor: 131%
This bench: 225%
Great: 231%
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$190
32GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 513
Write 455
Mixed 469
107% 479 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 38.2
165% 62.6 MB/s
DQ Read 337
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 24.3
102% 228 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 113%
Great: 118%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
878GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 161
Mixed 164
130% 173 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.36
4K Mixed 0.23
124% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 102%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
60.5% Good
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 18.6
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 19.4
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 82%
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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 2,530 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $973
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