Asus GRYPHON Z97

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 54.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics47.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive98.7% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus GRYPHON Z97  (all builds)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime3 Days
Run DateApr 21 '19 at 13:02
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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-$189
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
54.9% Above average
1-Core 90
2-Core 166
61% 128 Pts
4-Core 289
8-Core 312
41% 300 Pts
64-Core 337
23% 337 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
47.2% Average
Lighting 178
Reflection 172
Parallax 202
47% 184 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 174
Splatting 123
47% 148 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 250GB-$45
178GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 302 390 403 407 396 353 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 447
Write 404
Mixed 390
SusWrite 375
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 77.6
4K Mixed 40.2
135% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 274
228% 329 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 124%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$70
1.5TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 166 169 169 169 169 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
99.6% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 182
Mixed 37.5
SusWrite 168
102% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.6
151% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 99.6%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
57.7% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 19.7
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 14.7
40% 14 GB/s
Latency 66
61% 66 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 57.7%
Great: 73%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical GRYPHON Z97 Builds (Compare 1,019 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z97 - $176

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $575
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Intel Core i7-9700K $340Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $260Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $51
HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $612SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
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