Asus Z97-PRO GAMER

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 74.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics61.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
CPU throttled at 90% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-PRO GAMER  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141013
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 13 '19 at 01:33
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%
CPU Throttled 90%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
74.7% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 104
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 373
QC Mixed 370
83% 365 Pts
MC Int 517
MC Float 555
MC Mixed 531
80% 534 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
61.6% Good
Lighting 185
Reflection 176
Parallax 194
58% 185 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 174
Splatting 126
64% 149 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$79
852GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 84 85 96 100 99 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
72.6% Very good
Read 161
Write 155
Mixed 54.5
SusWrite 91.9
84% 116 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.5
142% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
60.5% Good
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 18.6
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 20
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 63%
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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-PRO GAMER Builds (Compare 7,390 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 GAMER - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,126
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