Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics64.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive48.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 4 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 1 month ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory2.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140508
Uptime3.9 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 12:19
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU 12%

 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 i5-4440-$228
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
68.6% Good
SC Int 91.5
SC Float 94.1
SC Mixed 89.9
74% 91.8 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 367
QC Mixed 364
83% 365 Pts
MC Int 360
MC Float 362
MC Mixed 359
54% 361 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 13.251.0.0
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
64.4% Good
Lighting 194
Reflection 154
Parallax 236
65% 195 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 170
Splatting 173
64% 153 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 530 Series 240GB-$149
208GB free
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
80.6% Excellent
Read 488
Write 272
Mixed 278
76% 346 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 96.8
4K Mixed 19.4
119% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 193
DQ Mixed 61.1
89% 168 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 80.6%
Great: 84%
Intel 530 Series 240GB-$149
149GB free
Firmware: DC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ !4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
48.8% Average
Read 467
Write 125
Mixed 192
57% 261 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 14.4
4K Mixed 13.2
67% 18.5 MB/s
DQ Read 78.4
DQ Write 50.2
DQ Mixed 27.4
30% 52 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 84%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 32GB-$11
5GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
24.3% Poor
Read 99.6
Write 18.1
Mixed 26.4
46% 48 MB/s
4K Read 5.07
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 1.3
115% 2.63 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 24.3%
Great: 43%
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)
57.4% Above average
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 21.4
MC Mixed 18.3
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 16.8
SC Mixed 16.7
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 67.4
59% 67.4 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 57.4%
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-K Builds (Compare 2,442 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $965
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