Asus Z97-PRO GAMER

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 88.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics93.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (41%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-PRO GAMER  (all builds)
Memory26.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141208
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 01:59
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 41%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th 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-$344
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
88.4% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 118
96% 121 Pts
QC Int 381
QC Float 385
QC Mixed 447
92% 404 Pts
MC Int 614
MC Float 657
MC Mixed 629
95% 634 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
Zotac(19DA 1394) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
Lighting 302
Reflection 275
Parallax 307
94% 295 fps
MRender 190
Gravity 271
Splatting 178
92% 213 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
808GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Read 130
Write 151
Mixed 108
97% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 5.39
4K Mixed 0.55
182% 2.15 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 103%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
720GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
56.8% Above average
Read 105
Write 93.4
Mixed 109
78% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.16
4K Write 0.67
4K Mixed 0.16
37% 0.33 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 2400 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
48.1% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 14.9
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 12.7
40% 14.1 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 48.1%
Great: 89%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-PRO GAMER Builds (Compare 4,556 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO GAMER - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,062
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