Asus Z97-C

Performance Results

Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop 74%
Workstation 26%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 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 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 60.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics43.6% 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 Drive67.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z97-C  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160310
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 22 '21 at 20:29
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 33%
Watch Gameplay: 580 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$150
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
60.4% Good
Memory 82.5
1-Core 88.1
2-Core 206
72% 125 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 397
38% 302 Pts
64-Core 401
27% 401 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$260
Asus(1043 0525) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1360 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 21.7.2
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
43.6% Average
Lighting 51
Reflection 60.7
Parallax 76.3
41% 62.7 fps
MRender 60.9
Gravity 56.8
Splatting 45
46% 54.2 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 60%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$100
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 244 193 92 95 95 82 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
67.8% Good
Read 428
Write 400
Mixed 65.9
SusWrite 133
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 24.9
4K Write 84.7
4K Mixed 20.2
108% 43.3 MB/s
DQ Read 237
DQ Write 240
DQ Mixed 182
152% 220 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-12800CL9-4GBXL Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBXL Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
55.1% Above average
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 22.6
MC Mixed 18.2
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 13.2
SC Mixed 10.3
31% 10.9 GB/s
Latency 76
53% 76 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 62%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-C Builds (Compare 1,230 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-C - $256

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,044
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