Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
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 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 70%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics70.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '18 at 13:00
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User SRB-User
Background CPU 22%

 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 i5-4460-$190
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
70% Good
SC Int 93.5
SC Float 93.6
SC Mixed 93.7
75% 93.6 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 343
QC Mixed 368
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 371
MC Float 363
MC Mixed 362
55% 365 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 70%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.22
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
70.2% Very good
Lighting 222
Reflection 194
Parallax 208
67% 208 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 205
Splatting 155
73% 169 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc Solid State Disk 120GB
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM22.3
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 348
Write 437
Mixed 323
83% 369 MB/s
4K Read 22
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 40
139% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 356
DQ Mixed 142
154% 253 MB/s
Poor: 35% Great: 91%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$80
937GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 58 58 59 58 59 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
46.5% Average
Read 103
Write 99
Mixed 86.7
SusWrite 58.3
65% 86.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
150% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600EL Series 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
53.3% Above average
MC Read 18.7
MC Write 19.5
MC Mixed 17
53% 18.4 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 15.2
45% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 69
58% 69 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 53.3%
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 4,266 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-K - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $782
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