Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 83.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics58.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 8 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 12:06
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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-$376
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
83.8% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 118
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 410
95% 418 Pts
MC Int 615
MC Float 652
MC Mixed 630
95% 632 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
PNY(196E 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
58.7% Above average
Lighting 173
Reflection 160
Parallax 182
54% 172 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 167
Splatting 119
62% 144 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
19GB free
Firmware: 600ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 28% Great: 64%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$50
51GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Read 169
Write 144
Mixed 48.2
88% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.19
74% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
59.1% Above average
MC Read 21
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 18.5
59% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 19.8
SC Mixed 17.4
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 62.1
64% 62.1 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 59.1%
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 6,807 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: 75% - Very good Total price: $968
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