Asus Z97-E

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 87.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics55.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive116% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-E  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150520
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 19:12
Run Duration189 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 122
100% 124 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 436
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 620
MC Float 640
MC Mixed 622
94% 627 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
55.7% Above average
Lighting 140
Reflection 137
Parallax 136
43% 138 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 175
Splatting 126
65% 151 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
119GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 409
Mixed 412
99% 443 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 47.7
183% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 27.8
101% 224 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 116%
Great: 116%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
791GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
Read 166
Write 171
Mixed 157
124% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.87
4K Mixed 0.32
128% 1.38 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 105%
Samsung M3 Portable 1TB
357GB free
Firmware: 1306
4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
22.7% Poor
Read 36.4
Write 42.2
Mixed 38.4
29% 39 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.41
4K Mixed 0.33
83% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 22.7%
Great: 60%
SAMSUNG HD103SI 1TB
4GB free, PID 1018
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
19.3% Very poor
Read 39.4
Write 42.6
Mixed 34.3
50% 38.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.35
4K Mixed 0.21
54% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 19.3%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$66
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
57.1% Above average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 17.5
55% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 17.2
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 58.1
69% 58.1 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Motherboard: Asus Z97-E

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $711
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