Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
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 82.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics52% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive77% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 months ago, 9 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140508
Uptime10 Days
Run DateFeb 03 '17 at 22:15
Run Duration274 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 15%

 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 i7-4790K-$339
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 115
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 417
QC Mixed 408
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 580
MC Float 636
MC Mixed 599
90% 605 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
AMD(1002 0B00) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 800 MHz, MLim: 1213 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
52% Above average
Lighting 158
Reflection 123
Parallax 202
54% 161 fps
MRender 98.3
Gravity 127
Splatting 139
51% 122 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 52%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD340 256GB-$194
80GB free
Firmware: SVN263 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
77% Very good
Read 469
Write 174
Mixed 243
65% 295 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 96.8
4K Mixed 25
129% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 210
DQ Mixed 27.1
72% 152 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 77%
Great: 86%
Crucial MX100 512GB-$200
22GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 462
Mixed 453
105% 472 MB/s
4K Read 30
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 32.3
146% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 135
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 40.6
80% 155 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 102%
Great: 105%
Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB
237GB free, PID ce17
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
11.7% Very poor
Read 40.9
Write 7.34
Mixed 9.28
18% 19.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.28
56% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 11.7%
Great: 19%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
82% Excellent
MC Read 29.6
MC Write 32.3
MC Mixed 26.6
84% 29.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 23.8
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 56.1
71% 56.1 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 82%
Great: 87%
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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 2,251 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $940
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