Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 94.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics67.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive103% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 21 '17 at 20:07
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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-$339
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
94.1% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 127
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 495
QC Float 493
QC Mixed 478
111% 489 Pts
MC Int 610
MC Float 639
MC Mixed 631
94% 627 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$193
Nvidia(10DE 1C02) 3GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
67.2% Good
Lighting 205
Reflection 174
Parallax 189
62% 190 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 194
Splatting 155
71% 167 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 512GB-$200
163GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 464
Mixed 462
106% 473 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 27.5
137% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 41.6
107% 228 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 103%
Great: 105%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$50
298GB free
Firmware: CC4C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Read 131
Write 126
Mixed 117
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.25
80% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
61.1% Good
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 18.6
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 19.1
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 59.7
67% 59.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 61.1%
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-A Builds (Compare 4,186 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,067
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