Asus Z97-PRO GAMER

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics51.2% 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)
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 (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-PRO GAMER  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141013
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateOct 18 '20 at 00:42
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 44%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
93.4% Outstanding
Memory 95.2
1-Core 130
2-Core 260
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 684
77% 591 Pts
64-Core 681
46% 681 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 93.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (51st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
51.2% Above average
Lighting 189
Reflection 178
Parallax 192
50% 187 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 182
Splatting 122
52% 152 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 460
Write 441
Mixed 380
95% 427 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 43.3
158% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 359
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 74% Great: 124%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$110
649GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 467
Write 447
Mixed 434
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 44.2
164% 64.5 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 361
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 84% Great: 134%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$71
576GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5470
Write 50.3
Mixed 93.3
1,340% 1,871 MB/s
4K Read 815
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 3.1
34,326% 273 MB/s
Poor: 54% Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609ES2LX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
62.7% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 19.3
60% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 23.6
SC Mixed 20.1
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 56.6
71% 56.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 65%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO GAMER - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,016
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