Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 90.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive77.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory29 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:51
Run Duration199 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 0.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
SC Int 119
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 120
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 475
QC Float 480
QC Mixed 481
109% 479 Pts
MC Int 478
MC Float 481
MC Mixed 473
72% 477 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2102 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Lighting 244
Reflection 213
Parallax 225
73% 227 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 218
Splatting 171
78% 181 fps
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
133GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
77.8% Very good
Read 508
Write 309
Mixed 392
89% 403 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 48.4
4K Mixed 25.4
91% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 47.8
89% 174 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 96%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB-$80
658GB free
Firmware: 1AA01106 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
55.1% Above average
Read 93.4
Write 98.2
Mixed 104
74% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 2.34
4K Mixed 0.43
118% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 64%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$150
501GB free
Firmware: CC32 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
41% Average
Read 87.3
Write 55.6
Mixed 88
58% 77 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 0.77
4K Mixed 0.51
86% 0.54 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 41%
Great: 74%
WD Black 500GB (2008)-$69
195GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
46.5% Average
Read 89.2
Write 72.6
Mixed 71
58% 77.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.36
94% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 71%
Seagate ST3500630AS 224GB
173GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
37.4% Below average
Read 77
Write 53.3
Mixed 67.7
50% 66 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.04
4K Mixed 0.34
78% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 37.4%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 2400 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
MC Read 31.2
MC Write 34
MC Mixed 29.1
90% 31.4 GB/s
SC Read 20.5
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 27.5
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 52
77% 52 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 90%
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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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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: 77% - Very good Total price: $948
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