Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics73.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive86.8% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory10.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime4.9 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 15:16
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 i5-4460-$190
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
63.9% Good
SC Int 97.1
SC Float 95.6
SC Mixed 92.7
76% 95.1 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 330
QC Mixed 324
74% 329 Pts
MC Int 333
MC Float 330
MC Mixed 324
49% 329 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$268
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
73.7% Very good
Lighting 237
Reflection 202
Parallax 216
71% 219 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 216
Splatting 163
76% 176 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$158
120GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
Read 500
Write 343
Mixed 343
88% 395 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 63.5
4K Mixed 22.6
121% 41.5 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 65.8
94% 176 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 97%
Intel 510 Series 250GB
57GB free
Firmware: PWG4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
62.9% Good
Read 475
Write 312
Mixed 379
86% 389 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 44.3
4K Mixed 17.3
73% 26.6 MB/s
DQ Read 69.6
DQ Write 48.5
DQ Mixed 25.3
28% 47.8 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1632 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
60.8% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 20.2
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 17.5
SC Mixed 18.1
47% 16.5 GB/s
Latency 72.2
55% 72.2 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 60.8%
Great: 64%
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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 5,097 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $950
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HDDRAMUSB
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