Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 71%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 89.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics105% 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 Drive115% 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.
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)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 18 '17 at 00:49
Run Duration186 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$352
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
89.9% Excellent
SC Int 131
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 127
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 494
QC Float 500
QC Mixed 438
108% 477 Pts
MC Int 659
MC Float 692
MC Mixed 684
102% 678 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 341
Reflection 303
Parallax 320
103% 321 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 301
Splatting 237
106% 248 fps
Poor: 81%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB
33GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 952
Write 594
Mixed 586
157% 711 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 64.1
4K Mixed 23.7
106% 38.3 MB/s
DQ Read 180
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 84.9
95% 160 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 115%
Great: 216%
Seagate Expansion 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 9300
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
59.2% Above average
Read 109
Write 96.3
Mixed 75.9
70% 93.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 4.11
4K Mixed 0.37
159% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 59.2%
Great: 72%
SanDisk Cruzer Force 8GB
7GB free, PID 557d
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 6% Great: 12%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
86.8% Excellent
MC Read 32
MC Write 32.5
MC Mixed 27.3
87% 30.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.9
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 27.2
70% 24.4 GB/s
Latency 48.5
82% 48.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 88%
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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 7,524 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $969
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