Asus Z97-E

Performance Results

Gaming 61%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 58.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics69.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive44% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (52%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-E  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime7.3 Days
Run DateMay 09 '18 at 06:22
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 52%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 i5-4590-$288
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
58.1% Above average
SC Int 98
SC Float 94.5
SC Mixed 91.5
76% 94.7 Pts
QC Int 212
QC Float 271
QC Mixed 285
58% 256 Pts
MC Int 273
MC Float 280
MC Mixed 266
41% 273 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
69.9% Good
Lighting 209
Reflection 162
Parallax 290
74% 220 fps
MRender 130
Gravity 168
Splatting 184
67% 161 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 960GB-$183
336GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X35510RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
44% Average
Read 326
Write 87.4
Mixed 51.1
33% 155 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 66.2
4K Mixed 8.56
85% 33.5 MB/s
DQ Read 21.1
DQ Write 53.7
DQ Mixed 29.7
25% 34.8 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 44%
Great: 104%
Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB
426GB free
Firmware: 2BA30010 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 98.6
Write 101
Mixed 99.3
75% 99.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.39
103% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
51% Above average
MC Read 16.9
MC Write 19.7
MC Mixed 16.6
51% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 15.2
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 77
52% 77 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 51%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-E Builds (Compare 1,142 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 62%
Desktop 74%
Workstation 48%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-E

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $720
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