Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics44.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive95.8% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory18.1 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140707
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMay 05 '21 at 21:39
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
79.8% Very good
Memory 83.6
1-Core 123
2-Core 222
83% 143 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 643
67% 527 Pts
64-Core 637
43% 637 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
Nvidia(10DE 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.27
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
44.6% Average
Lighting 53.5
Reflection 64.5
Parallax 57.1
43% 58.4 fps
MRender 64.4
Gravity 55.9
Splatting 51.9
46% 57.4 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
94GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 213 207 206 207 199 200 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 232
Mixed 229
SusWrite 205
64% 290 MB/s
4K Read 35.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 41
165% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 231
191% 277 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$38
139GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 129 127 128 122 116 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Read 180
Write 177
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 125
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 0215 CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 0215 CML8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CML8GX3M2A1600C9 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
36.5% Below average
MC Read 12
MC Write 12.2
MC Mixed 11.5
34% 11.9 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 12.4
SC Mixed 12.3
34% 11.8 GB/s
Latency 74.2
54% 74.2 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 36.5%
Great: 55%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97-AR Builds (Compare 1,966 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $140

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $928
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