Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 88%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics44.8% 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)
Boot Drive80.2% 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 03:27
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
88% Excellent
SC Int 126
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 431
101% 444 Pts
MC Int 595
MC Float 651
MC Mixed 644
94% 630 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 88%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
EVGA(3842 3966) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.78
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
44.8% Average
Lighting 152
Reflection 123
Parallax 137
45% 138 fps
MRender 84.3
Gravity 133
Splatting 89.3
44% 102 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
Read 511
Write 365
Mixed 311
88% 396 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 14.3
100% 41.3 MB/s
DQ Read 161
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 15.6
62% 136 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 110%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$65
844GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 177
Write 170
Mixed 158
126% 168 MB/s
4K Read 0.98
4K Write 2.46
4K Mixed 0.27
117% 1.24 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
50.9% Above average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 18.4
MC Mixed 15.8
50% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 19.5
SC Mixed 14.4
45% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 71.1
56% 71.1 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 86%
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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 7,858 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $961
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