Asus Z97-WS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics43.6% 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)
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (57%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-WS  (all builds)
Memory21.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140513
Uptime12.7 Days
Run DateNov 29 '19 at 14:46
Run Duration215 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 57%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Xeon E3-1280 v3
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
70.1% Very good
1-Core 113
2-Core 197
75% 155 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 600
62% 485 Pts
64-Core 599
40% 599 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 70.1%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
PNY(196E 1033) 2GB
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
43.6% Average
Lighting 138
Reflection 108
Parallax 177
36% 141 fps
MRender 121
Gravity 159
Splatting 90.1
44% 123 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 1TB-$270
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 539 498 219 99 92 104 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 78% Great: 126%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
317GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 195 199 200 201 201 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 145
Mixed 79.4
SusWrite 197
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 108%
Great: 113%
WD VelociRaptor 300GB-$55
173GB free
Firmware: 04.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 108 107 108 108 107 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
61.7% Good
Read 107
Write 104
Mixed 74.1
SusWrite 108
72% 98 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.3
236% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 69%
WD VelociRaptor 500GB-$65
387GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 188 189 189 189 188 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 201
Write 184
Mixed 119
SusWrite 188
127% 173 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.7
348% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 112%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
60.7% Good
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 18.6
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 19.8
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 59.1
68% 59.1 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 84%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-WS Builds (Compare 414 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z97-WS - $318

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,306
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