Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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.
Graphics51.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 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.
MotherboardAsus Maximus IV GENE-Z  (all builds)
Memory7.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120418
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateAug 29 '19 at 09:29
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-2600K-$448
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
54.9% Above average
1-Core 88.3
2-Core 172
62% 130 Pts
4-Core 284
8-Core 416
45% 350 Pts
64-Core 400
27% 400 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
51.3% Above average
Lighting 352
Reflection 174
Parallax 198
93% 242 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 175
Splatting 127
50% 150 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD2001FASS-00U0B0 2TB
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.00101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 41 49 37 51 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
39.9% Below average
Read 96
Write 78.5
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 42.6
54% 72.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
180% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CML8GX3M2A1600C9 029E CML8GX3M2A1600C9 029E CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 029E CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
44.6% Average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 15.9
MC Mixed 13.8
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 14.4
SC Mixed 13.2
38% 13.4 GB/s
Latency 69.2
58% 69.2 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Maximus IV GENE-Z Builds (Compare 1,614 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
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Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $1,101
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