Asus Z97-K

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics45.1% 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 Drive98.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 1 month 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-K  (all builds)
Memory9.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141208
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 12 '18 at 01:09
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (40th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
70.9% Very good
1-Core 119
2-Core 244
85% 182 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 580
63% 487 Pts
64-Core 583
39% 583 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
Nvidia(10DE 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
45.1% Average
Lighting 174
Reflection 160
Parallax 195
46% 176 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 162
Splatting 111
44% 139 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 45.1%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP610 256GB-$100
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: N030 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 283
Mixed 364
85% 385 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 131
4K Mixed 37.4
164% 66.4 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 76
110% 205 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 99%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$53
109GB free
Firmware: CC29 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
75.9% Very good
Read 130
Write 134
Mixed 126
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.55
4K Mixed 0.35
97% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT102464BA160B.C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
53.8% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 20.1
MC Mixed 16.4
54% 18.8 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 16.7
SC Mixed 15
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 53.8%
Great: 61%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-K Builds (Compare 6,553 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-K - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $983
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