Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
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 90.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics101% 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 Drive89.6% 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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 01:23
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%

 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-$335
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
90.1% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 424
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 435
98% 434 Pts
MC Int 646
MC Float 685
MC Mixed 665
100% 665 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 90.1%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$410
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 382.33
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
101% Outstanding
Lighting 333
Reflection 288
Parallax 303
100% 308 fps
MRender 201
Gravity 291
Splatting 225
103% 239 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 101%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$119
231GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Read 514
Write 501
Mixed 503
113% 506 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 58.7
219% 81.4 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 142
167% 289 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 135%
Great: 122%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$140
20GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
Read 495
Write 352
Mixed 337
88% 395 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 67.5
4K Mixed 16.5
127% 43.5 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 176
DQ Mixed 25
84% 189 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 94%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
77GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
57.2% Above average
Read 105
Write 94
Mixed 93
73% 97.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.19
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.33
135% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB-$145
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
MC Read 31.9
MC Write 32.6
MC Mixed 27.3
87% 30.6 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 24.1
SC Mixed 25.6
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 45.6
88% 45.6 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 86.6%
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 5,804 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,034
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