Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 89.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive86.1% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory29.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 17:36
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 450
QC Float 449
QC Mixed 451
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 606
MC Float 645
MC Mixed 644
95% 632 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 100%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor M5 Pro 256GB-$100
69GB free
Firmware: 1.03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Read 450
Write 422
Mixed 454
99% 442 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 92.3
4K Mixed 19.7
122% 47.9 MB/s
DQ Read 28.1
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 18.4
54% 108 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 104%
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$63
9GB free
Firmware: Z32080RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Read 498
Write 372
Mixed 450
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 5.74
94% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 5.7
65% 148 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 76%
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB-$44
317GB free
Firmware: 0003SDM1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
41.6% Average
Read 73.2
Write 71.7
Mixed 65.4
53% 70.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 0.89
4K Mixed 0.3
64% 0.51 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 42%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$65
105GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
59.4% Above average
Read 109
Write 97.5
Mixed 104
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.26
83% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 4x8GB-$319
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
MC Read 32.6
MC Write 32.5
MC Mixed 27.5
88% 30.9 GB/s
SC Read 20.5
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 28
68% 23.8 GB/s
Latency 48
83% 48 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 110%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,073
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