Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 99.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics62% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive68.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime17.9 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 02:46
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 i7-4790K-$326
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
99.7% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 131
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 531
QC Float 522
QC Mixed 508
118% 521 Pts
MC Int 657
MC Float 711
MC Mixed 707
104% 692 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 99.7%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
Nvidia(10DE 1116) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
62% Good
Lighting 181
Reflection 172
Parallax 206
59% 186 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 174
Splatting 123
64% 149 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 62%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
118GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
68.5% Good
Read 285
Write 352
Mixed 252
66% 296 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 59.1
4K Mixed 21.4
112% 38.7 MB/s
DQ Read 38.6
DQ Write 69.2
DQ Mixed 21.7
26% 43.2 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2448 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
80.9% Excellent
MC Read 30.9
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 24.2
80% 28 GB/s
SC Read 21
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 25.4
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 45.8
87% 45.8 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 83%
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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 5,029 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $939
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