Asus Z97-WS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics87.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-WS  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150226
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMar 13 '17 at 07:25
Run Duration182 Seconds
Run User NZL-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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 i7-4790K-$339
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 128
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 473
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 462
108% 476 Pts
MC Int 659
MC Float 697
MC Mixed 687
102% 681 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX Titan X-$1,096
MaxC: 1392 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 12GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Lighting 271
Reflection 256
Parallax 295
84% 274 fps
MRender 171
Gravity 266
Splatting 170
88% 202 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 135%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$224
57GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 55% Great: 108%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$110
238GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
64.9% Good
Read 118
Write 108
Mixed 105
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.63
4K Write 2.96
4K Mixed 0.28
112% 1.29 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 110%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$110
195GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
78.4% Very good
Read 145
Write 128
Mixed 145
105% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 2.93
4K Mixed 0.23
98% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR3 1866 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
71% Very good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 21.9
70% 24.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 22.8
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 71%
Great: 86%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-WS Builds (Compare 126 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 113%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier

Motherboard: Asus Z97-WS - $293

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,712
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