Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 80.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics71.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive57.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140529
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 22:03
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
80.1% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 122
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 374
92% 408 Pts
MC Int 595
MC Float 626
MC Mixed 616
92% 612 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 385.28
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
71.4% Very good
Lighting 229
Reflection 199
Parallax 208
68% 212 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 206
Splatting 164
74% 172 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 71.4%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB-$85
16GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
57.6% Above average
Read 483
Write 136
Mixed 195
59% 271 MB/s
4K Read 21.5
4K Write 88.3
4K Mixed 12.1
95% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 25.2
DQ Write 100
DQ Mixed 11.6
24% 45.7 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 77%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$54
233GB free
Firmware: CC49 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 156
Mixed 142
119% 159 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.51
4K Mixed 0.37
93% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 96.1%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2133 MHz clocked @ 1923 MHz
Performing below potential (70th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
70.6% Very good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 21.7
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 24.3
62% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 55.3
72% 55.3 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 79%
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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 4,682 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $943
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