Asus GRYPHON Z97

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 80.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics39.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive145% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus GRYPHON Z97  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150427
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 05:50
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (51st 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-$365
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
80.1% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 118
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 382
QC Mixed 381
86% 378 Pts
MC Int 582
MC Float 622
MC Mixed 612
91% 605 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
EVGA(3842 2960) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
39.2% Below average
Lighting 130
Reflection 107
Parallax 120
39% 119 fps
MRender 82.3
Gravity 114
Splatting 76
39% 90.7 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 39.2%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 500GB
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
145% Outstanding
Read 973
Write 934
Mixed 958
214% 955 MB/s
4K Read 41.9
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 30.1
155% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 43.6
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 28.9
35% 59 MB/s
Poor: 103%
This bench: 145%
Great: 333%
WD My Book 1235 3TB
32GB free, PID 1235
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
64.5% Good
Read 155
Write 155
Mixed 128
186% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.27
101% 1.26 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
56.8% Above average
MC Read 21
MC Write 20.6
MC Mixed 17.1
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 20.7
SC Mixed 18
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 67.3
59% 67.3 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 56.8%
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 GRYPHON Z97 Builds (Compare 527 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z97 - $176

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 37% - Below average Total price: $826
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