Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics34% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive67.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
Very high background CPU (65%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141104
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 01 '21 at 14:15
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 65%

 PC Performing as expected (46th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4460-$99
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
75.7% Very good
Memory 83.7
1-Core 102
2-Core 199
75% 128 Pts
4-Core 390
8-Core 396
54% 393 Pts
64-Core 393
26% 393 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 75.7%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing below potential (71st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
34% Below average
Lighting 43.3
Reflection 46.2
Parallax 41.4
35% 43.6 fps
MRender 38.9
Gravity 41.7
Splatting 0.1
33% 26.9 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 34%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB-$139
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X2306RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 75 66 86 67 83 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
67.8% Good
Read 417
Write 245
Mixed 134
SusWrite 86.1
49% 221 MB/s
4K Read 26.2
4K Write 72.9
4K Mixed 27.7
114% 42.3 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 195
DQ Mixed 107
120% 206 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 101%
Hitachi HTS542525K9SA00 250GB-$85
82GB free
Firmware: BBFAC3GP
SusWrite @10s intervals: 49 48 47 48 49 48 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
28.3% Poor
Read 50.5
Write 48.5
Mixed 30.5
SusWrite 48.1
33% 44.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
113% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 28.3%
Great: 32%
Toshiba MK5065GSXF 500GB
253GB free
Firmware: GP006B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 47 45 45 47 47 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
28% Poor
Read 51
Write 46.5
Mixed 26.2
SusWrite 46.2
31% 42.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.4
83% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 28%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1373 MHz
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
27.1% Poor
MC Read 8.7
MC Write 9.2
MC Mixed 8
25% 8.63 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 8.2
SC Mixed 6.4
21% 7.43 GB/s
Latency 73.9
54% 73.9 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97-K Builds (Compare 4,678 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $147

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $935
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