Asus Z97-WS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 123%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 82.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics172% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive69.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-WS  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140425
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 21:55
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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-$339
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 125
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 408
QC Mixed 388
89% 394 Pts
MC Int 562
MC Float 568
MC Mixed 619
87% 583 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$699
Gigabyte(1458 376A) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2808 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
172% Outstanding
Lighting 575
Reflection 528
Parallax 576
173% 559 fps
MRender 276
Gravity 565
Splatting 307
146% 383 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 172%
Great: 185%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$62
49GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
69.7% Good
Read 493
Write 134
Mixed 180
58% 269 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 17.3
120% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 40.3
62% 119 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 65%
WD WD6001F9YZ-09YUWL0 6TB
4.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01E02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
86GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 63% Great: 106%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
86GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 63% Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB-$115
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1632 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
57.9% Above average
MC Read 20.2
MC Write 20.7
MC Mixed 18.2
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 20.8
SC Mixed 19.2
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 63.1
63% 63.1 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 57.9%
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-WS Builds (Compare 155 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus Z97-WS - $318

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,705
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