Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics15.2% 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 Drive79.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory26.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141104
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 11 '21 at 19:48
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User PRI-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
71.9% Very good
Memory 72.9
1-Core 116
2-Core 166
71% 118 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 558
61% 470 Pts
64-Core 543
36% 543 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GT 1030
PNY(196E 11C7) 2GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
15.2% Very poor
Lighting 18.6
Reflection 19.1
Parallax 19.1
15% 18.9 fps
MRender 15.8
Gravity 19.6
Splatting 17.2
15% 17.5 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 15.2%
Great: 16%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB-$200
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41100RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 290 210 148 166 162 209 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
79.8% Very good
Read 342
Write 299
Mixed 190
SusWrite 197
58% 257 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 85.7
4K Mixed 38.1
127% 48.4 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 90.5
131% 247 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 79.8%
Great: 105%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 185 186 186 186 186 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 110
Mixed 77.8
SusWrite 186
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 104%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 192 189 190 191 192 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 148
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 190
109% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 106%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
55.2% Above average
MC Read 19.7
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 17.9
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 19.5
SC Mixed 16.3
47% 16.4 GB/s
Latency 94.9
42% 94.9 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 66%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $935
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