Asus Z97-AR

Performance Results

Gaming 26%
Desktop 72%
Workstation 52%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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. 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 60%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics19% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive155% 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 28 days ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-AR  (all builds)
Memory24.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 04 '19 at 05:34
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
60% Good
1-Core 102
2-Core 185
69% 144 Pts
4-Core 296
8-Core 538
52% 417 Pts
64-Core 604
40% 604 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 60%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 260X-$120
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
19% Very poor
Lighting 76.5
Reflection 72.5
Parallax 97.8
20% 82.3 fps
MRender 53.4
Gravity 68.1
Splatting 67.6
19% 63 fps
Poor: 18%
This bench: 19%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial P1 3D NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$109
445GB free (System drive)
Firmware: P3CR010 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 524 544 572 566 546 557 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
155% Outstanding
Read 661
Write 603
Mixed 548
SusWrite 552
133% 591 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 63.9
220% 78.1 MB/s
DQ Read 664
DQ Write 527
DQ Mixed 269
290% 487 MB/s
Poor: 145%
This bench: 155%
Great: 281%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$59
935GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 71 122 122 124 123 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
67.2% Good
Read 131
Write 112
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 103
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
193% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
67.9% Good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 25.3
MC Mixed 21.6
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 20.6
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 61.1
66% 61.1 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 75%
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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 4,174 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 53%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 52%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-AR - $208

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,069
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