Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 46.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics31.7% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151207
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 08 '20 at 02:45
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i3-4160-$120
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
46.5% Average
1-Core 81.2
2-Core 154
56% 117 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 259
32% 242 Pts
64-Core 278
19% 278 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 59%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
31.7% Below average
Lighting 122
Reflection 80.2
Parallax 124
32% 108 fps
MRender 80.1
Gravity 117
Splatting 83.7
32% 93.5 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba P300 1TB-$49
903GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MS2OA8J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 155 156 164 171 177 167 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
99% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 179
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 165
99% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
143% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 99%
Great: 108%
WD My Passport 0820 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 104 104 104 104 104 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
42.6% Average
Read 94.7
Write 98.7
Mixed 52.2
SusWrite 104
118% 87.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
100% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMX4GX3M1A1600C11 Kingston 99U5403-159.A01LF 0215 CMX4GX3M1A1600C11 16GB
1373, 1373, 1373 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
26.8% Poor
MC Read 9
MC Write 8.8
MC Mixed 7.8
24% 8.53 GB/s
SC Read 5.9
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 8.5
23% 8 GB/s
Latency 78.9
51% 78.9 ns
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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 8,441 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $959
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