Asus Z97-WS

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 125%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 97.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive110% 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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-WS  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160114
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJan 05 '17 at 16:57
Run Duration308 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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-$376
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 134
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 502
QC Float 526
QC Mixed 482
114% 503 Pts
MC Int 685
MC Float 728
MC Mixed 722
107% 712 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$529
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 16.12.2
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
71.8% Very good
Lighting 223
Reflection 163
Parallax 275
75% 220 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 185
Splatting 182
70% 166 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 76%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 240GB
200GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 948
Write 255
Mixed 419
118% 541 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 25
148% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 300
DQ Write 310
DQ Mixed 78.1
121% 230 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 110%
Great: 168%
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$200
116GB free
Firmware: 1B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
233% Outstanding
Read 2,053
Write 902
Mixed 1,185
303% 1,380 MB/s
4K Read 51.4
4K Write 188
4K Mixed 55
248% 98 MB/s
DQ Read 630
DQ Write 331
DQ Mixed 205
226% 389 MB/s
Poor: 120%
This bench: 233%
Great: 216%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 120GB
86GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
57.9% Above average
Read 400
Write 125
Mixed 171
50% 232 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 79.9
4K Mixed 15.9
101% 40.5 MB/s
DQ Read 106
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 33.6
45% 82.1 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 85%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
707GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
55% Above average
Read 25.8
Write 165
Mixed 33.6
55% 74.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.72
153% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 55%
Great: 184%
WD Black 500GB (2008)-$63
376GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
74.2% Very good
Read 131
Write 128
Mixed 126
96% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.84
4K Write 1.89
4K Mixed 0.41
116% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 70%
WD Black 500GB (2008)-$63
241GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
79.8% Very good
Read 145
Write 133
Mixed 126
101% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.41
117% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 70%
Patriot Supersonic Pulse USB 3.0 16GB-$30
15GB free, PID 0916
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
8.7% Terrible
Read 28.9
Write 11.3
Mixed 9.17
17% 16.4 MB/s
4K Read 3.99
4K Write 0.36
4K Mixed 0.009
27% 1.45 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 8.7%
Great: 13%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown SP008GXLYU240NSA 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 2402 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
MC Read 32.1
MC Write 33
MC Mixed 28.1
89% 31.1 GB/s
SC Read 22.1
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 26.8
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 45.5
88% 45.5 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 88%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-WS Builds (Compare 181 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus Z97-WS - $318

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,830
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