Asus Z97-C

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. 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 79.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics46.6% 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 Drive147% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 Z97-C  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160310
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 22 '19 at 04:29
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
79.9% Very good
1-Core 118
2-Core 237
84% 178 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 446
62% 451 Pts
64-Core 436
29% 436 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$185
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
46.6% Average
Lighting 171
Reflection 165
Parallax 178
45% 171 fps
MRender 141
Gravity 165
Splatting 116
47% 141 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 660p NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$98
98GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 002C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 475 149 192 96 133 97 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
147% Outstanding
Read 730
Write 652
Mixed 600
SusWrite 190
122% 543 MB/s
4K Read 56.8
4K Write 142
4K Mixed 75.8
258% 91.6 MB/s
DQ Read 639
DQ Write 526
DQ Mixed 270
287% 478 MB/s
Poor: 162%
This bench: 147%
Great: 269%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$25
287GB free
Firmware: CC38
SusWrite @10s intervals: 69 70 70 70 70 70 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
47.1% Average
Read 93.8
Write 89
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 70
58% 78.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 47.1%
Great: 72%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$44
13GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 126 138 148 130 136 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
69.4% Good
Read 104
Write 75.7
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 137
71% 96.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB-$58
482GB free
Firmware: CC1H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 94 96 95 95 96 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
49.8% Average
Read 78.5
Write 79.8
Mixed 53.8
SusWrite 94.8
56% 76.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
138% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 70%
HGST Travelstar 5K1000 2.5" 1TB
495GB free
Firmware: JA0OA5M0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 85 86 85 85 85 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
40.4% Average
Read 55.8
Write 56.8
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 85
40% 55.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.5
102% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
61.6% Good
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 19.8
61% 21.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 21.7
SC Mixed 18.2
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 64%
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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 1,577 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-C - $256

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $865
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