Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics5.72% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory2.4 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 00:36
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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 i5-4460-$181
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
72.8% Very good
SC Int 101
SC Float 97.8
SC Mixed 101
80% 99.8 Pts
QC Int 380
QC Float 378
QC Mixed 376
86% 378 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 375
MC Mixed 382
57% 379 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Asus(1043 8534) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
5.72% Terrible
Lighting 12.4
Reflection 18.1
Parallax 23.2
5% 17.9 fps
MRender 20.9
Gravity 7.4
Splatting 19.1
6% 15.8 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.72%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$85
112GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 394
Mixed 412
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 87.5
4K Mixed 39.6
149% 53.8 MB/s
DQ Read 31.5
DQ Write 84.4
DQ Mixed 16.1
24% 44 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 112%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$32
447GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
61.4% Good
Read 101
Write 113
Mixed 97.9
78% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.29
78% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5773SB0-CK0 2x2GB
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
58.8% Above average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 17.6
58% 20.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 18.2
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 61.5
65% 61.5 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 60%
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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 7,487 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
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: 75% - Very good Total price: $960
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