Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 91.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics69% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141208
Uptime9.4 Days
Run DateMar 14 '18 at 01:53
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
SC Int 121
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 122
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 477
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 480
108% 475 Pts
MC Int 473
MC Float 462
MC Mixed 472
70% 469 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$210
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
69% Good
Lighting 211
Reflection 194
Parallax 190
63% 199 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 200
Splatting 172
74% 173 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 69%
Great: 77%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
368GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Read 164
Write 141
Mixed 127
108% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.28
93% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Value DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
64% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 20.2
62% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 22.5
SC Mixed 20.3
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 57.2
70% 57.2 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 64%
Great: 62%
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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 4,328 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $838
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