Asus Z97-C

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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. 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 75.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics79.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive62.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-C  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140519
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateDec 01 '18 at 02:33
Run Duration171 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$90
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
75.3% Very good
1-Core 112
2-Core 224
79% 168 Pts
4-Core 428
8-Core 439
59% 433 Pts
64-Core 436
29% 436 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$480
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
79.6% Very good
Lighting 340
Reflection 293
Parallax 327
89% 320 fps
MRender 191
Gravity 295
Splatting 185
80% 224 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Agility 3 240GB-$199
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 103 127 128 135 128 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
62.5% Good
Read 141
Write 190
Mixed 157
SusWrite 123
35% 153 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 31.2
136% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 139
117% 170 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 66%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$50
2TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 188 190 192 192 191 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 135
Mixed 84
SusWrite 189
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 107%
Great: 114%
Seagate BUP Slim RD 2TB
912GB free
Firmware: 0302
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 94 94 94 94 94 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
50% Average
Read 79
Write 70.7
Mixed 53.5
SusWrite 94.1
55% 74.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 1
216% 1.97 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 50%
Great: 67%
Toshiba HDWQ140 4TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: FJ1M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 44 46 46 46 45 45 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
67% Good
Read 188
Write 43.2
Mixed 54.2
SusWrite 45.3
61% 82.7 MB/s
4K Read 2
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.8
185% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 67%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 123 124 126 125 127 126 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
73% Very good
Read 130
Write 128
Mixed 71
SusWrite 125
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
137% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 73%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
71% Very good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 23.1
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 20.8
SC Mixed 22.2
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 59.9
67% 59.9 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 71%
Great: 71%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-C Builds (Compare 1,628 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-C - $256

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,058
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