Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

Gaming 21%
Desktop 26%
Workstation 35%
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 25.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics27.1% 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 Drive28.6% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory7 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140423
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 27 '17 at 03:50
Run Duration404 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (25th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
25.5% Poor
1-Core 28.3
2-Core 65.8
22% 47.1 Pts
4-Core 167
8-Core 441
36% 304 Pts
64-Core 658
44% 658 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 25.5%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
XFX(1682 9275) 2GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.9.2
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
27.1% Poor
Lighting 102
Reflection 85.8
Parallax 141
28% 110 fps
MRender 62.2
Gravity 93.3
Splatting 89.2
26% 81.6 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$70
26GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 521ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
28.6% Poor
Read 148
Write 89.1
Mixed 91
24% 109 MB/s
4K Read 11
4K Write 33.9
4K Mixed 8.3
45% 17.7 MB/s
DQ Read 91
DQ Write 86.1
DQ Mixed 23.9
36% 67 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 28.6%
Great: 74%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
309GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
76.4% Very good
Read 160
Write 107
Mixed 152
106% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.29
93% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 106%
Generic USB Flash Disk 16GB
14GB free, PID null
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
6.18% Terrible
Read 28
Write 3.3
Mixed 5.16
11% 12.2 MB/s
4K Read 3.66
4K Write 0.17
4K Mixed 0.15
25% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.18%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 3x4GB
3 of 4 slots used
12GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
32.3% Below average
MC Read 11.5
MC Write 11.3
MC Mixed 9.8
31% 10.9 GB/s
SC Read 7.8
SC Write 4.5
SC Mixed 9.2
20% 7.17 GB/s
Latency 68
59% 68 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 32.3%
Great: 61%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-K Builds (Compare 7,217 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 51%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 52%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $967
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