Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 121%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics51.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
Boot Drive242% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160331
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 12 '19 at 12:49
Run Duration367 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
89.1% Excellent
1-Core 136
2-Core 265
95% 201 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 729
78% 606 Pts
64-Core 729
49% 729 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$181
Asus(1043 85B9) 3GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
51.6% Above average
Lighting 158
Reflection 170
Parallax 180
42% 170 fps
MRender 137
Gravity 190
Splatting 148
52% 159 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$70
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B2QEXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 585 443 398 389 386 388 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
242% Outstanding
Read 2,237
Write 1,783
Mixed 1,347
SusWrite 432
322% 1,450 MB/s
4K Read 61.4
4K Write 166
4K Mixed 85.6
290% 104 MB/s
DQ Read 960
DQ Write 644
DQ Mixed 864
628% 823 MB/s
Poor: 177%
This bench: 242%
Great: 289%
Samsung PM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
148GB free
Firmware: 4L1QCXB7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 323 322 321 321 321 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
150% Outstanding
Read 598
Write 518
Mixed 516
SusWrite 338
110% 492 MB/s
4K Read 53.5
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 73.6
238% 81.6 MB/s
DQ Read 779
DQ Write 642
DQ Mixed 858
602% 760 MB/s
Poor: 116%
This bench: 150%
Great: 239%
Seagate SkyHawk 4TB (2016)-$100
2.5TB free
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 172 160 173 166 167 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 185
Mixed 82
SusWrite 167
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 102%
Great: 110%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
276GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 79 82 63 113 100 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
50.8% Above average
Read 87.8
Write 77.8
Mixed 79
SusWrite 89
62% 83.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
119% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 2400 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
86.1% Excellent
MC Read 31.3
MC Write 32.2
MC Mixed 26.5
86% 30 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 25.9
SC Mixed 29.8
73% 25.6 GB/s
Latency 47.3
85% 47.3 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 90%
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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 7,458 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $952
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