Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 87.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics70.1% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 2 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160331
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 07:49
Run Duration190 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
87.4% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 127
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 418
97% 428 Pts
MC Int 659
MC Float 679
MC Mixed 671
100% 670 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
Gigabyte(1458 36E1) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1774 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
70.1% Very good
Lighting 223
Reflection 191
Parallax 210
68% 208 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 201
Splatting 139
72% 166 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
43.6% Average
Read 64.3
Write 86.1
Mixed 75.4
57% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 5.29
4K Mixed 0.5
177% 2.12 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 106%
Seagate Constellation ES.3 1TB-$45
683GB free
Firmware: SN03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 157
Mixed 155
119% 158 MB/s
4K Read 1.53
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.57
169% 1.46 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 98%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$55
480GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
49.8% Average
Read 87.8
Write 85.5
Mixed 80.8
64% 84.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.23
86% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 63%
WD Blue 320GB (2007)-$19
238GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
55% Above average
Read 98.9
Write 92.6
Mixed 94.2
72% 95.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.29
92% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 55%
Great: 59%
Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB-$60
235GB free
Firmware: CR10 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
36.2% Below average
Read 60
Write 66.1
Mixed 58.9
46% 61.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 0.28
74% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 36.2%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1866 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
71.5% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 22.2
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 24.1
SC Mixed 22.9
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 49.8
80% 49.8 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 71%
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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 2,855 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,017
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