Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 59%
Desktop 60%
Workstation 49%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 85.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics60.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141208
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 22:01
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 118
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 425
94% 414 Pts
MC Int 601
MC Float 632
MC Mixed 622
93% 618 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
PNY(196E 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 376.33
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
60.7% Good
Lighting 182
Reflection 169
Parallax 187
57% 179 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 173
Splatting 120
64% 147 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HDS721075KLA330 750GB-$95
252GB free
Firmware: GK8OA97A Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
43.5% Average
Read 73.3
Write 78
Mixed 74.9
57% 75.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.49
107% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 47%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$34
18GB free
Firmware: KC44 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
46.6% Average
Read 70.9
Write 91.5
Mixed 104
68% 89 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.3
63% 0.48 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 80%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR3 2933 C12 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1360 MHz
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
51.5% Above average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 18.6
MC Mixed 15.5
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 19.8
SC Mixed 17.2
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 66
61% 66 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-K Builds (Compare 2,820 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 64%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 58%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,021
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