Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
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 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 95.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics103% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive63.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150427
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 19:43
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 497
QC Float 499
QC Mixed 499
113% 498 Pts
MC Int 501
MC Float 502
MC Mixed 502
75% 502 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
EVGA(3842 4996) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1582 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 333
Reflection 301
Parallax 335
103% 323 fps
MRender 199
Gravity 306
Splatting 207
103% 237 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 103%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$57
69GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
62.7% Good
Read 509
Write 92.8
Mixed 153
54% 252 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 12.8
115% 50 MB/s
DQ Read 74.3
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 27.3
39% 71 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 64%
Intel SSD Pro 1500 Series 180GB-$147
13GB free
Firmware: LH6i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
63.4% Good
Read 436
Write 160
Mixed 209
59% 268 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 9.35
117% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 27.6
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 33.1
38% 62.3 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 73%
WD Blue 320GB (2007)-$19
75GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
48.8% Average
Read 87.5
Write 82.4
Mixed 73.5
61% 81.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.25
89% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown Team-Elite-1600 0423 Team-Elite-1333 16GB
1600, 1333 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
51.5% Above average
MC Read 17.3
MC Write 18.7
MC Mixed 16.3
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 18
SC Mixed 15.4
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 67
60% 67 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 52%
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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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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $135

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