Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics102% 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.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory23.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140620
Uptime27 Days
Run DateSep 09 '18 at 22:13
Run Duration211 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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-$365
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
72% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 111
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 358
QC Mixed 338
77% 341 Pts
MC Int 518
MC Float 546
MC Mixed 515
79% 526 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 72%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Lighting 325
Reflection 287
Parallax 359
104% 324 fps
MRender 193
Gravity 294
Splatting 207
100% 231 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 102%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SHFS37A480G 480GB
269GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 391
Write 216
Mixed 224
61% 277 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 19.5
4K Mixed 22.3
67% 20 MB/s
DQ Read 160
DQ Write 78.3
DQ Mixed 89.5
74% 109 MB/s
Poor: 45% Great: 65%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
31GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 377
Write 122
Mixed 140
46% 213 MB/s
4K Read 21.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 26.2
122% 51.2 MB/s
DQ Read 93.1
DQ Write 110
DQ Mixed 57.8
56% 86.8 MB/s
Poor: 32% Great: 71%
WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB
89GB free
Firmware: 05.04C05
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 47.7
Mixed 40
34% 43.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 20% Great: 48%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$59
263GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 4660
Write 72.7
Mixed 123
1,161% 1,619 MB/s
4K Read 1,016
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1.5
42,509% 340 MB/s
Poor: 53% Great: 109%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 500GB
273GB free, PID a202
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 55 56 54 53 70 74 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
27.1% Poor
Read 63.7
Write 62.8
Mixed 29
SusWrite 60.3
72% 54 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
70% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 44%
WD My Passport 0830 500GB
117GB free, PID 0830
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 37 37 37 37 36 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
19.9% Very poor
Read 38.7
Write 34.5
Mixed 28
SusWrite 36.7
46% 34.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
100% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 19.9%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
56.8% Above average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 21.4
MC Mixed 17.9
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 18.2
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 65.9
61% 65.9 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 63%
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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 2,490 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: $990
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