Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 24%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 73.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics5.24% 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)
Memory2.5 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 00:37
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-$184
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
73.5% Very good
SC Int 94.6
SC Float 99.7
SC Mixed 99.4
78% 97.9 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 381
QC Mixed 385
86% 379 Pts
MC Int 369
MC Float 374
MC Mixed 380
56% 374 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 73.5%
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.
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
5.24% Terrible
Lighting 11.1
Reflection 17
Parallax 21.2
5% 16.4 fps
MRender 19.6
Gravity 6.8
Splatting 17.3
6% 14.6 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.24%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$87
112GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 393
Mixed 418
97% 434 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 41.8
157% 56.1 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 104
137% 250 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 106%
Great: 113%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$37
449GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
63% Good
Read 114
Write 105
Mixed 111
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.33
78% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 63%
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 above expectations (65th percentile)
55% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 21.6
MC Mixed 17.6
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 13.1
SC Mixed 12.6
39% 13.5 GB/s
Latency 72
56% 72 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 55%
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 6,421 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
Workstation 58%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $983
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