Asus Z97-WS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics39.9% 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)
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (57%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z97-WS  (all builds)
Memory21.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140513
Uptime12.7 Days
Run DateNov 29 '19 at 14:46
Run Duration215 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 57%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Xeon E3-1280 v3
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
81.4% Excellent
Memory 94.3
1-Core 113
2-Core 197
81% 135 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 600
62% 485 Pts
64-Core 599
40% 599 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
PNY(196E 1033) 2GB
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
39.9% Below average
Lighting 45.9
Reflection 41.6
Parallax 55.4
37% 47.6 fps
MRender 57.5
Gravity 53
Splatting 39.2
43% 49.9 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 1TB-$199
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 539 498 219 99 92 104 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 71% Great: 127%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
317GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 186 195 199 200 201 201 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 145
Mixed 79.4
SusWrite 197
110% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 108%
Great: 114%
WD VelociRaptor 300GB-$50
173GB free
Firmware: 04.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 108 107 108 108 107 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
61.7% Good
Read 107
Write 104
Mixed 74.1
SusWrite 108
72% 98 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.3
236% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 69%
WD VelociRaptor 500GB-$75
387GB free
Firmware: 04.06A00
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 188 189 189 189 188 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 201
Write 184
Mixed 119
SusWrite 188
127% 173 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 1.7
348% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 112%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
60.7% Good
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 18.6
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 19.8
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 59.1
68% 59.1 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 82%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 90%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-WS - $318

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $1,116
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