Asus Z97-WS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 66.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics48.5% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-WS  (all builds)
Memory8.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160114
Uptime1 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 20:37
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 i5-4440-$228
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
66.2% Good
SC Int 97.5
SC Float 95.9
SC Mixed 94.4
77% 95.9 Pts
QC Int 364
QC Float 319
QC Mixed 337
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 366
MC Float 338
MC Mixed 353
53% 352 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
EVGA(3842 2774) 2GB
CLim: 1267 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
48.5% Average
Lighting 132
Reflection 104
Parallax 170
45% 135 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 149
Splatting 85.8
51% 117 fps
Poor: 40%
This bench: 48.5%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB-$39
17GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 441
Write 336
Mixed 106
65% 295 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 79.6
4K Mixed 37.9
134% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 279
DQ Write 88.8
DQ Mixed 107
99% 158 MB/s
Poor: 45% Great: 80%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$40
918GB free
Firmware: MS2OA800
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 199 201 201 200 199 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 158
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 197
104% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 111%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston ACR16D3LU1NGG/4G Samsung M378B5173DB0-CK0 ACR16D3LU1NGG/4G Samsung M378B5173QH0-CK0 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
59% Above average
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 18.1
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 17.9
SC Mixed 18.7
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 66.4
60% 66.4 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-WS Builds (Compare 271 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Motherboard: Asus Z97-WS - $318

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,098
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