Asus Z97-C

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics49.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive97.1% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-C  (all builds)
Memory2.3 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160310
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateDec 15 '17 at 21:40
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
64.9% Good
SC Int 97.2
SC Float 99.4
SC Mixed 97.4
78% 98 Pts
QC Int 313
QC Float 322
QC Mixed 310
72% 315 Pts
MC Int 444
MC Float 488
MC Mixed 450
69% 461 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
MSI(1462 3171) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
49.2% Average
Lighting 151
Reflection 129
Parallax 145
46% 142 fps
MRender 123
Gravity 140
Splatting 94.9
52% 119 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$114
230GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 399
Mixed 405
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 81.2
4K Mixed 38.5
152% 53 MB/s
DQ Read 42.1
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 24.6
54% 103 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 135%
Toshiba MD04ACA400 4TB-$129
3TB free
Firmware: FP2A Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
Read 174
Write 173
Mixed 164
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 4.68
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.32
273% 2.43 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3 2133 2OZ 0420 DDR3 2133 2OZ 0420 DDR3 2133 2OZ 0420 DDR3 2133 2OZ 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192, 8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
47.4% Average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 16.9
MC Mixed 14.8
47% 16.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 14.3
40% 14 GB/s
Latency 78.1
51% 78.1 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 47.4%
Great: 53%
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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 952 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-C - $256

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $1,034
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