Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 79.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics70.4% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory6.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160331
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateMay 26 '18 at 00:53
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (85th 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-$288
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
79.7% Very good
SC Int 107
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 109
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 403
QC Mixed 414
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 406
MC Float 409
MC Mixed 418
62% 411 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
70.4% Very good
Lighting 211
Reflection 164
Parallax 293
74% 222 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 170
Splatting 185
67% 162 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 70%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 2TB-$80
448GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CV27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Read 176
Write 128
Mixed 74.5
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.61
4K Mixed 0.21
70% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT102464BA160B.C16 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
34.3% Below average
MC Read 11.5
MC Write 11.6
MC Mixed 9.5
31% 10.9 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 11.8
SC Mixed 10.4
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 34%
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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 4,173 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: 76% - Very good Total price: $945
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