Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 67.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics4.91% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 days ago, 6 days ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory1.9 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 01:34
Run Duration231 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 as expected (51st percentile)
67.6% Good
SC Int 94.1
SC Float 95
SC Mixed 92.7
75% 93.9 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 337
QC Mixed 350
77% 339 Pts
MC Int 362
MC Float 369
MC Mixed 368
55% 366 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 67.6%
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)
4.91% Terrible
Lighting 11.4
Reflection 16.4
Parallax 20.6
4% 16.1 fps
MRender 16
Gravity 6.8
Splatting 16.6
5% 13.1 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.91%
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%
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$74
112GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 394
Mixed 411
96% 433 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 85.9
4K Mixed 25.3
144% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 43.5
DQ Write 227
DQ Mixed 103
89% 124 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 114%
SiI RAID 1 Set 0 500GB
466GB free
Firmware: 1100 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
29.1% Poor
Read 81
Write 19.9
Mixed 31.9
33% 44.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 1.45
4K Mixed 0.43
105% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 29.1%
Great: 80%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$47
447GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
57.5% Above average
Read 101
Write 100
Mixed 67.1
66% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.03
4K Write 0.22
4K Mixed 0.04
10% 0.1 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 69%
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 (75th percentile)
57.4% Above average
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 17.8
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 16.6
48% 16.8 GB/s
Latency 67.1
60% 67.1 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 60%
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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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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $945
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