Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 82.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics61.1% 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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141208
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 08:59
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
82.5% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 393
QC Mixed 408
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 562
MC Float 599
MC Mixed 592
88% 584 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
61.1% Good
Lighting 179
Reflection 169
Parallax 191
57% 180 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 177
Splatting 120
64% 149 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST32000542AS 2TB-$80
2TB free
Firmware: CC94 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
49.1% Average
Read 90.9
Write 80.2
Mixed 80.6
63% 83.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.48
112% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 61%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$73
367GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Read 157
Write 145
Mixed 145
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.53
4K Mixed 0.2
105% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
39.2% Below average
MC Read 13
MC Write 12.7
MC Mixed 11.2
35% 12.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.5
SC Write 13
SC Mixed 12.9
37% 12.8 GB/s
Latency 56.1
71% 56.1 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 39.2%
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 Z97-K Builds (Compare 3,752 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $822
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