Asus H97M-E

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 66.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics11.3% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Very high background CPU (39%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus H97M-E  (all builds)
Memory7.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141009
Uptime3.6 Days
Run DateOct 17 '19 at 05:21
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 39%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4460-$185
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
66.8% Good
1-Core 97.9
2-Core 195
69% 147 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 378
52% 381 Pts
64-Core 380
26% 380 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 360-$100
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Relative performance (0th percentile)
11.3% Very poor
Lighting 44.4
Reflection 65.2
Parallax 75.3
12% 61.6 fps
MRender 36
Gravity 39.2
Splatting 55.8
11% 43.7 fps
Poor: 16%
This bench: 11.3%
Great: 20%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$83
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 541ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 30 28 30 32 37 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 36% Great: 84%
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$96
449GB free
Firmware: 01.00A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 83 84 82 84 84 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
44.1% Average
Read 70.2
Write 79.5
Mixed 41.5
SusWrite 83.3
50% 68.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-054.A00LF KHX1600C10D3/8G KHX1600C10D3/8G 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
39.4% Below average
MC Read 13.7
MC Write 14.8
MC Mixed 11.9
38% 13.5 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 11.6
SC Mixed 10.2
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 73.9
54% 73.9 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 39%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H97M-E Builds (Compare 5,291 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus H97M-E - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Average Total price: $754
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