Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 75.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics34.2% 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 Drive101% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140508
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 23 '22 at 22:13
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$95
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
75.3% Very good
Memory 83.4
1-Core 113
2-Core 225
81% 141 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 402
54% 394 Pts
64-Core 401
27% 401 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 512.15
Performing below potential (72nd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
34.2% Below average
Lighting 43.6
Reflection 46.1
Parallax 41.4
35% 43.7 fps
MRender 36.5
Gravity 41.7
Splatting 36.3
33% 38.2 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 34.2%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk S3 512G 512GB
280GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 40101000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 346 415 403 419 423 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 420
Write 408
Mixed 243
SusWrite 394
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 39.6
145% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 111
149% 272 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 101%
Great: 119%
Crucial M500 120GB-$150
112GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 117 133 134 138 138 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
69.4% Good
Read 372
Write 135
Mixed 195
SusWrite 131
46% 208 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 33.3
123% 46.9 MB/s
DQ Read 251
DQ Write 138
DQ Mixed 160
128% 183 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 77%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
240GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 118 123 125 124 124 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
75.5% Very good
Read 140
Write 139
Mixed 90.4
SusWrite 123
91% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.9
194% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 75.5%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
832GB free
Firmware: 03.01A03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 167 153 166 169 167 170 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Read 147
Write 142
Mixed 106
SusWrite 166
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1.1
227% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT102464BD160B.M16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
57.8% Above average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 22.8
MC Mixed 18.1
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 14.9
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 74.4
54% 74.4 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 61%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 35 28 144 24" 1920 1017 BNQ7F31 BenQ XL2411Z
Typical Z97-K Builds (Compare 1,590 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $924
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