Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 78.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics62.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive92.4% 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 (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140529
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 04:04
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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-$326
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
78.7% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 115
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 404
QC Mixed 376
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 576
MC Float 618
MC Mixed 601
90% 598 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
62.6% Good
Lighting 195
Reflection 164
Parallax 190
60% 183 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 185
Splatting 120
65% 149 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$191
8GB free
Firmware: EXM01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
92.4% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 427
Mixed 422
101% 452 MB/s
4K Read 29.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 23.9
130% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 37.8
DQ Write 313
DQ Mixed 21.6
62% 124 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 92.4%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$55
1TB free
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 168
Mixed 161
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.28
83% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$28
13GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
33.6% Below average
Read 58.4
Write 58.2
Mixed 53.9
43% 56.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.37
95% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 33.6%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB-$199
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (14th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
46.5% Average
MC Read 16.2
MC Write 16.6
MC Mixed 14.7
45% 15.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 16.3
SC Mixed 14.5
41% 14.2 GB/s
Latency 73.7
54% 73.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 89%
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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 5,031 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $937
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