Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 83.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics107% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive95.8% 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.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160331
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 07 '20 at 20:08
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 31%
Watch Gameplay: 1080 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Memory 92.2
1-Core 129
2-Core 249
90% 157 Pts
4-Core 402
8-Core 592
64% 497 Pts
64-Core 611
41% 611 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2527 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 451.48
Performing below potential (62nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
107% Outstanding
Lighting 408
Reflection 376
Parallax 391
107% 391 fps
MRender 235
Gravity 404
Splatting 250
107% 296 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 107%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$60
64GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 365 376 372 391 396 290 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Read 364
Write 308
Mixed 304
SusWrite 365
76% 335 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 87.1
4K Mixed 43.2
143% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 298
DQ Mixed 292
226% 311 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 124%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$107
444GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 173 172 174 173 173 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 118
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 173
96% 132 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 2.7
457% 3.1 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 111%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB-$95
1TB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 69 61 84 79 74 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
18.9% Very poor
Read 0.5
Write 4
Mixed 3.8
SusWrite 65.5
13% 18.5 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0
2% 0.03 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 18.9%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT102464BA160B.C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1632 MHz
Performing below potential (36th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
54.9% Above average
MC Read 19.7
MC Write 19.9
MC Mixed 16.4
53% 18.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 18.9
SC Mixed 17.9
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 61%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-K Builds (Compare 2,709 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $935
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