Asus Z97-WS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 74%
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 94.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics74.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive83% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-WS  (all builds)
Memory28.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160114
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 20 '17 at 00:02
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$352
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
94.6% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 134
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 460
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 459
107% 471 Pts
MC Int 690
MC Float 740
MC Mixed 734
108% 721 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 94.6%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$330
CLim: 1375 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
74.4% Very good
Lighting 226
Reflection 185
Parallax 289
77% 234 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 214
Splatting 134
72% 166 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
669GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
72.4% Very good
Read 556
Write 443
Mixed 475
109% 492 MB/s
4K Read 22.8
4K Write 25.1
4K Mixed 15.2
67% 21 MB/s
DQ Read 94.2
DQ Write 35.1
DQ Mixed 22
28% 50.4 MB/s
Poor: 113%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 376%
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB-$130
255GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
83% Excellent
Read 464
Write 331
Mixed 336
84% 377 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 69.2
4K Mixed 25.7
108% 40.1 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 203
DQ Mixed 46.5
92% 188 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 83%
Great: 84%
14TB free
Firmware: 4.00
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
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 (82nd percentile)
61.3% Good
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 18.6
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 23
SC Mixed 20.1
56% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 57.9
69% 57.9 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 61.3%
Great: 83%
Take a copy of your results

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-WS Builds (Compare 195 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 110%
Desktop 110%
Workstation 78%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-WS - $318

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,810
The Best.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $169Nvidia GTX 1070 $447Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
Intel Core i7-8700K $325Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $295Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $137
Intel Core i7-7700K $299AMD RX 480 $330Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $180SanDisk Extreme 64GB $41
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $960SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $60HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $226SanDisk Extreme 16GB $20
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback