Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics6.45% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive61.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160331
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 00:06
Run Duration321 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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-$366
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 137
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 504
112% 492 Pts
MC Int 658
MC Float 701
MC Mixed 692
102% 684 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 100%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Asus(1043 8534) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
6.45% Terrible
Lighting 13.9
Reflection 21
Parallax 26.1
6% 20.3 fps
MRender 23.9
Gravity 8.3
Splatting 21.4
7% 17.9 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.45%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$60
89GB free
Firmware: Z33130RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
61.8% Good
Read 505
Write 144
Mixed 295
69% 315 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 6.4
96% 44.4 MB/s
DQ Read 24.1
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 4.77
44% 94.1 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 78%
PNY USB 2.0 FD 8GB
4GB free, PID 00c4
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
5.15% Terrible
Read 19.9
Write 3.41
Mixed 6.16
10% 9.83 MB/s
4K Read 6.41
4K Write 0.003
4K Mixed 0.003
24% 2.14 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.15%
Great: 5%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2000 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
74% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 22.9
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 24.5
65% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 53.5
75% 53.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 74%
Great: 80%
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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 2,992 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $974
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