Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics65.5% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime19.6 Days
Run DateJan 13 '19 at 05:17
Run Duration152 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i7-4770-$305
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
69.1% Good
SC Int 106
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 99
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 339
QC Mixed 332
78% 342 Pts
MC Int 427
MC Float 521
MC Mixed 545
74% 498 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
Gigabyte(1458 367B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
65.5% Good
Lighting 207
Reflection 180
Parallax 198
63% 195 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 188
Splatting 126
67% 156 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 65.5%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 4,206
Write 68.3
Mixed 128
305% 1,468 MB/s
4K Read 640
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 5.4
978% 216 MB/s
Poor: 32% Great: 73%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$83
152GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 434
Write 414
Mixed 411
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 55.1
188% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 359
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 71% Great: 130%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
396GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 142
Write 118
Mixed 95
88% 118 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
232% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 51% Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5173QH0-CK0 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
53.4% Above average
MC Read 19.1
MC Write 19.7
MC Mixed 16.2
52% 18.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 16.7
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 58%
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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 4,675 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $959
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