Asus Z97-PRO GAMER

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics130% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very 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.
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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-PRO GAMER  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150521
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '17 at 16:04
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
76.2% Very good
SC Int 120
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 113
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 370
QC Float 375
QC Mixed 363
84% 369 Pts
MC Int 543
MC Float 566
MC Mixed 567
84% 559 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$515
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 372.70
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Lighting 408
Reflection 374
Parallax 444
130% 409 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 400
Splatting 249
130% 297 fps
Poor: 98%
This bench: 130%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Purple 2TB (2014)-$80
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
79.7% Very good
Read 132
Write 145
Mixed 130
102% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 2.23
4K Mixed 0.23
86% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 83%
WD Black 4TB (2016)-$180
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
77% Very good
Read 133
Write 135
Mixed 142
103% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.69
4K Write 2.98
4K Mixed 0.47
137% 1.38 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 77%
Great: 116%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$74
114GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
73% Very good
Read 142
Write 112
Mixed 112
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.18
94% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 73%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1648 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
54.2% Above average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 19.9
MC Mixed 17.2
53% 18.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 17.5
SC Mixed 17.2
46% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 62.6
64% 62.6 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 72%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO GAMER - $258

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,155
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