Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 52%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (96th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 4 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics82.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive68.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory6.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 05 '17 at 09:17
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (96th 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-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 135
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 533
QC Float 525
QC Mixed 536
120% 531 Pts
MC Int 533
MC Float 526
MC Mixed 543
80% 534 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 102%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780 Ti-$410
EVGA(3842 2884) 3GB
CLim: 1466 MHz, MLim: 1815 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
Lighting 230
Reflection 199
Parallax 305
80% 245 fps
MRender 187
Gravity 254
Splatting 131
84% 191 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 81%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Micron C400 RealSSD 128GB
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 040H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
68.1% Good
Read 439
Write 183
Mixed 260
64% 294 MB/s
4K Read 26.8
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 6.7
108% 48 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 6.48
61% 147 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 69%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$38
403GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
66.2% Good
Read 119
Write 112
Mixed 102
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.28
86% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
75.3% Very good
MC Read 26.8
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 23.8
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 23.1
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 49
82% 49 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 65%
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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 8,765 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $908
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