Performance Results

Gaming 51%
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 50%
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 81.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics50.4% 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)
Boot Drive41.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
MotherboardAsus MAXIMUS VII FORMULA  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151028
Uptime3 Days
Run DateDec 21 '17 at 16:29
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU1%

 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 i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
81.9% Excellent
1-Core 125
2-Core 246
88% 186 Pts
4-Core 443
8-Core 648
70% 546 Pts
64-Core 653
44% 653 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
50.4% Above average
Lighting 186
Reflection 177
Parallax 211
49% 191 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 179
Splatting 124
51% 151 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V+ Series 128GB
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AGYA0202 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
41.6% Average
Read 206
Write 169
Mixed 192
42% 189 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 50.7
4K Mixed 11.7
74% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 23.4
DQ Write 45.5
DQ Mixed 9.88
14% 26.2 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 42%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$51
794GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
58.8% Above average
Read 110
Write 95
Mixed 85.9
73% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.34
4K Mixed 0.2
68% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
72.1% Very good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 22.9
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 23.2
63% 22.1 GB/s
Latency 55.2
72% 55.2 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 73%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical MAXIMUS VII FORMULA Builds (Compare 2,078 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 60%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 53%

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII FORMULA - $284

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $1,217
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