Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 112%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
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 96.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics133% 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 Drive96.6% 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 (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140711
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 21:53
Run Duration228 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 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-$339
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
SC Int 126
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 134
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 453
QC Mixed 480
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 672
MC Float 718
MC Mixed 707
105% 699 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$530
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.0
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
133% Outstanding
Lighting 438
Reflection 390
Parallax 410
132% 413 fps
MRender 242
Gravity 419
Splatting 258
134% 306 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 133%
Great: 142%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$191
43GB free
Firmware: EXM01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 403
Mixed 434
99% 446 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 24.7
151% 60.7 MB/s
DQ Read 38.1
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 22.6
63% 126 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
211GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
72.6% Very good
Read 135
Write 118
Mixed 118
93% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.28
94% 1 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 105%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB
4GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
16% Very poor
Read 37.9
Write 8.95
Mixed 14.3
21% 20.4 MB/s
4K Read 5
4K Write 2.38
4K Mixed 1.3
144% 2.89 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 16%
Great: 15%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905403-559.A00LF 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
50.9% Above average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 17.9
MC Mixed 15.3
48% 17 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 17.2
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 64.5
62% 64.5 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $940
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