Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 79.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics2.77% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive98.8% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit barev
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140711
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateJun 29 '20 at 14:14
Run Duration184 Seconds
Run User CZE-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790-$299
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
79.4% Very good
Memory 88.2
1-Core 111
2-Core 203
79% 134 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 567
61% 474 Pts
64-Core 563
38% 563 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Asus(1043 8534) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.5058
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
2.77% Terrible
Lighting 12.3
Reflection 17.4
Parallax 22.4
3% 17.4 fps
MRender 16.2
Gravity 7.3
Splatting 18.6
3% 14 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.77%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 416 439 324 298 298 301 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
Read 451
Write 443
Mixed 357
SusWrite 346
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 28.6
4K Write 88.9
4K Mixed 41.1
143% 52.9 MB/s
DQ Read 356
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 253
215% 314 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 112%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
353GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 102 102 101 99 102 97 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
55.6% Above average
Read 93.2
Write 96.5
Mixed 62
SusWrite 100
65% 88.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 1TB (2010)-$49
42GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 95 95 72 70 80 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
46.5% Average
Read 77.5
Write 78
Mixed 61.5
SusWrite 84.1
56% 75.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
144% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 74%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$31
190GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 71 71 71 71 72 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
45.5% Average
Read 87
Write 83.2
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 71.2
56% 75.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 70%
VendorCo ProductCode 64GB
50GB free, PID 5678
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 5.2 5.8 9.4 10 9.9 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
8.26% Terrible
Read 30.7
Write 19.2
Mixed 15.7
SusWrite 8.7
23% 18.6 MB/s
4K Read 6.8
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0
29% 2.3 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 8.26%
Great: 10%
StoreJet Transcend 320GB
242GB free, PID 2329
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 37 42 41 42 42 42 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
20.8% Poor
Read 38.7
Write 38.7
Mixed 26.5
SusWrite 40.8
49% 36.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
94% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 20.8%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-054.A00LF 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
30.5% Below average
MC Read 10.5
MC Write 10
MC Mixed 8.4
28% 9.63 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 10.4
27% 9.3 GB/s
Latency 69.4
58% 69.4 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 30.5%
Great: 62%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 62%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $978
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