Asus Z97-E

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 50.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics21.3% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (45%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-E  (all builds)
Memory1.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display4096 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150209
Uptime9.2 Days
Run DateJun 10 '19 at 04:36
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 45%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
50.7% Above average
1-Core 102
2-Core 187
69% 145 Pts
4-Core 275
8-Core 507
49% 391 Pts
64-Core 543
36% 543 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$170
EVGA(3842 2956) 2GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 419.35
Relative performance (0th percentile)
21.3% Poor
Lighting 83.5
Reflection 72.2
Parallax 75.9
21% 77.2 fps
MRender 60.4
Gravity 79.8
Splatting 59.5
21% 66.6 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 21.3%
Great: 29%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$23
3GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z22000RL
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 244
Write 168
Mixed 147
41% 187 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 17.3
4K Mixed 9.2
48% 14.9 MB/s
DQ Read 84.5
DQ Write 20.9
DQ Mixed 30.5
28% 45.3 MB/s
Poor: 35% Great: 78%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 136 132 127 134 130 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
77.4% Very good
Read 138
Write 136
Mixed 83.3
SusWrite 132
90% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1333 C7 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
19.4% Very poor
MC Read 7
MC Write 8
MC Mixed 6.7
21% 7.23 GB/s
SC Read 3.4
SC Write 5.8
SC Mixed 5
14% 4.73 GB/s
Latency 347
12% 347 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 19.4%
Great: 55%
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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 1,801 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-E

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $645
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