Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 71.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.3% 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 Drive49.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140529
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 05 '17 at 23:22
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 i5-4590-$205
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
71.6% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 105
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 304
QC Float 382
QC Mixed 363
79% 350 Pts
MC Int 372
MC Float 377
MC Mixed 347
55% 365 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
41.3% Average
Lighting 137
Reflection 116
Parallax 127
41% 127 fps
MRender 83.4
Gravity 120
Splatting 81.8
41% 95.1 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 41.3%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk S128G 126GB
24GB free
Firmware: 3.2.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
49.7% Average
Read 450
Write 319
Mixed 322
81% 364 MB/s
4K Read 15.8
4K Write 12.7
4K Mixed 6.61
39% 11.7 MB/s
DQ Read 26
DQ Write 12.7
DQ Mixed 7.83
9% 15.5 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 50%
WD Green 1.5TB (2009)-$62
781GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
47.8% Average
Read 87.1
Write 79.5
Mixed 79.2
62% 82 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.08
4K Mixed 0.21
66% 0.61 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 55%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
120GB free
Firmware: 03.01A03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
83.4% Excellent
Read 155
Write 135
Mixed 142
109% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.29
100% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D169DS3.16FE 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1373 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
23.7% Poor
MC Read 8.2
MC Write 8.4
MC Mixed 7.2
23% 7.93 GB/s
SC Read 5.1
SC Write 7.3
SC Mixed 7.7
19% 6.7 GB/s
Latency 112
36% 112 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 23.7%
Great: 35%
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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 2,863 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: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,034
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