Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics104% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive125% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory20.3 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 02:02
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
68.7% Good
SC Int 128
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 126
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 320
QC Float 317
QC Mixed 299
71% 312 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 373
MC Mixed 374
56% 375 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$344
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 323
Reflection 304
Parallax 321
100% 316 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 302
Splatting 240
106% 248 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$134
140GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 468 463 469 284 465 485 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 460
Mixed 359
SusWrite 439
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 125
4K Mixed 55.3
201% 74.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 339
261% 355 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 125%
Great: 126%
Kingston SSDNow KC400 256GB-$148
193GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.W
SusWrite @10s intervals: 263 470 466 284 466 486 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 463
Write 466
Mixed 324
SusWrite 406
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 37.8
155% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 357
DQ Mixed 68.7
131% 262 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 106%
Great: 102%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-036.A00LF KHX1600C9D3/4GX 99U5471-036.A00LF KHX1600C9D3/4GX 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
60.1% Good
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.3
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 22.5
SC Mixed 20.8
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 57
70% 57 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 8,737 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $922
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