Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
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 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 73.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics5.29% 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)
Memory2.7 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 00:40
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 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 i5-4460-$180
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
73.2% Very good
SC Int 99.4
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 99.4
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 385
QC Mixed 382
86% 380 Pts
MC Int 380
MC Float 385
MC Mixed 384
58% 383 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 73.2%
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 above expectations (61st percentile)
5.29% Terrible
Lighting 11.3
Reflection 16.6
Parallax 21.1
5% 16.3 fps
MRender 20
Gravity 6.8
Splatting 17.5
6% 14.8 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.29%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZVLV128HCGR-00000 128GB
119GB free
Firmware: BXV7000Q
4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 36% Great: 96%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$47
452GB 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 (80th percentile)
64.1% Good
Read 109
Write 114
Mixed 112
84% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.36
89% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 70%
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 (96th percentile)
59.9% Above average
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 18.3
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 18.1
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 59.9%
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 4,664 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
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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