Asus Z97-PRO

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 86.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics66.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive97.3% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-PRO  (all builds)
Memory9.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140512
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 12:57
Run Duration82 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
SC Int 129
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 406
QC Float 419
QC Mixed 412
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 582
MC Float 638
MC Mixed 631
92% 617 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
Gigabyte(1458 228E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
66.4% Good
Lighting 203
Reflection 159
Parallax 259
69% 207 fps
MRender 127
Gravity 160
Splatting 177
64% 155 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 68%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$110
129GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
Read 511
Write 402
Mixed 414
98% 443 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 29.8
165% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 49
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 29.5
38% 64.8 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
80.2% Excellent
MC Read 28.6
MC Write 30.4
MC Mixed 25.4
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 23.6
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 48.1
83% 48.1 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 80.2%
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 Builds (Compare 1,098 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO - $215

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $995
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