Asus Z97-K/USB 3.1

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 64%
Workstation 47%
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 88.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics71.6% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
13 months ago, 11 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-K/USB 3.1  (all builds)
Memory6.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160317
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 17:26
Run Duration180 Seconds
Run User BIH-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-$316
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 126
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 441
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 427
98% 431 Pts
MC Int 631
MC Float 667
MC Mixed 660
98% 653 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$289
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Lighting 230
Reflection 197
Parallax 212
69% 213 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 206
Splatting 156
74% 171 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
651GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 148
Write 159
Mixed 149
115% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.16
71% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 106%
4GB free, PID null
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
9.53% Terrible
Read 18.8
Write 11
Mixed 12.3
17% 14 MB/s
4K Read 5.93
4K Write 0.98
4K Mixed 0.97
88% 2.62 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 9.53%
Great: 13%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
39.6% Below average
MC Read 13.5
MC Write 13
MC Mixed 11
36% 12.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 13.8
SC Mixed 13.2
37% 13.1 GB/s
Latency 57.4
70% 57.4 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 39.6%
Great: 35%
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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/USB 3.1 Builds (Compare 182 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 101%
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z97-K/USB 3.1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $786
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