Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics131% 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 Drive107% 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)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 22:45
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 133
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 538
QC Float 538
QC Mixed 528
121% 535 Pts
MC Int 537
MC Float 536
MC Mixed 526
80% 533 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 100%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$101
Gigabyte(1458 3717) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1936 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
131% Outstanding
Lighting 426
Reflection 389
Parallax 412
130% 409 fps
MRender 244
Gravity 405
Splatting 248
131% 299 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 131%
Great: 143%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Pm951 NVMe SAMSUNG 256GB
38GB free
Firmware: BXV77D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 772
Write 271
Mixed 341
101% 461 MB/s
4K Read 39.9
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 26.2
157% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 416
DQ Write 211
DQ Mixed 109
136% 246 MB/s
Poor: 92%
This bench: 107%
Great: 152%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 1TB
823GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 208
Mixed 162
139% 186 MB/s
4K Read 1.21
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.71
174% 1.44 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 113%
Great: 160%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-2400C10-4GTX Kingston KHX2400C11D3/4GX 0420 F3-2400C10-4GTX Kingston KHX2400C11D3/4GX 16GB
2400, 2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
93.3% Outstanding
MC Read 34
MC Write 34.7
MC Mixed 30.4
94% 33 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 25.1
SC Mixed 29.4
73% 25.7 GB/s
Latency 45.2
89% 45.2 ns
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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 5,858 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 - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $1,030
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