Asus Z97-PRO GAMER

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics33.6% 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 Drive85.7% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z97-PRO GAMER  (all builds)
Memory6.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160226
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 08 '17 at 20:28
Run Duration218 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$325
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
1-Core 120
2-Core 239
85% 180 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 655
73% 561 Pts
64-Core 651
44% 651 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
EVGA(3842 3962) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1481 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
33.6% Below average
Lighting 138
Reflection 118
Parallax 129
36% 128 fps
MRender 83.9
Gravity 124
Splatting 83.9
34% 97.2 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 33.6%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
207GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
85.7% Excellent
Read 510
Write 349
Mixed 353
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 80
4K Mixed 23.3
140% 49.5 MB/s
DQ Read 46.9
DQ Write 87
DQ Mixed 22.5
30% 52.1 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 117%
Transcend SSD370S 128GB-$69
119GB free
Firmware: O1225G Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
79.9% Very good
Read 525
Write 198
Mixed 285
74% 336 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 24.6
142% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 36.9
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 24.5
46% 85.9 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 90%
Transcend SSD370S 128GB-$69
119GB free
Firmware: O1225G Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Read 525
Write 198
Mixed 283
73% 335 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 24.6
143% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 35.9
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 69.1
54% 72.3 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 90%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
712GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 152
Mixed 167
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.24
99% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 108%
WD WD5000AACS-00ZUB0 500GB
466GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
43% Average
Read 76.7
Write 72.9
Mixed 72.3
56% 73.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.25
91% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 43%
Great: 50%
WD My Passport 07A8 500GB
459GB free
Firmware: 1033 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
63.9% Good
Read 106
Write 116
Mixed 105
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.48
4K Mixed 0.18
89% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1664 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
61.4% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 18.5
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 17.7
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 56.5
71% 56.5 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-PRO GAMER Builds (Compare 8,669 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO GAMER - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,060
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