Asus H97M-E

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics12.6% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus H97M-E  (all builds)
Memory8.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151025
Uptime7.5 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '18 at 13:21
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
74.8% Very good
SC Int 113
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
92% 114 Pts
QC Int 358
QC Float 371
QC Mixed 345
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 602
MC Float 635
MC Mixed 609
92% 615 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Nvidia(10DE 1401) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
12.6% Very poor
Lighting 21.2
Reflection 20.2
Parallax 23.7
7% 21.7 fps
MRender 18.7
Gravity 60.8
Splatting 35
17% 38.2 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 12.6%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$59
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: MX4OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
89.7% Excellent
Read 168
Write 145
Mixed 143
114% 152 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.44
4K Mixed 0.22
78% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-054.A00LF 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
53.9% Above average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 21
MC Mixed 16.6
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 15.1
SC Mixed 14
39% 13.6 GB/s
Latency 73.3
55% 73.3 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 61%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical H97M-E Builds (Compare 2,624 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus H97M-E - $115

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $578
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