Asus Z97-C

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics49.5% 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 Drive179% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-C  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160310
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateSep 28 '20 at 15:29
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690-$217
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
Memory 96.7
1-Core 108
2-Core 224
84% 143 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 417
57% 420 Pts
64-Core 424
28% 424 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$325
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.4.2
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
49.5% Average
Lighting 208
Reflection 162
Parallax 270
55% 213 fps
MRender 131
Gravity 180
Splatting 185
50% 165 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 49.5%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$79
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 580 605 627 629 618 611 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
179% Outstanding
Read 711
Write 631
Mixed 634
SusWrite 612
146% 647 MB/s
4K Read 60.7
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 77.8
257% 87.5 MB/s
DQ Read 779
DQ Write 680
DQ Mixed 1100
723% 853 MB/s
Poor: 195%
This bench: 179%
Great: 320%
WD Black 4TB (2016)-$174
3.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 203 193 197 201 191 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 187
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 197
117% 160 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.7
205% 2.1 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 109%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (17th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
48.1% Average
MC Read 16
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 14.3
44% 15.5 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 15.5
44% 15.4 GB/s
Latency 51.3
78% 51.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 48.1%
Great: 86%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-C Builds (Compare 623 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-C - $256

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $1,044
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