Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 88.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics65.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive98.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory12 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140415
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 09:44
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
88.9% Excellent
SC Int 121
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 121
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 444
QC Mixed 447
100% 442 Pts
MC Int 591
MC Float 616
MC Mixed 609
91% 605 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
65.7% Good
Lighting 190
Reflection 187
Parallax 217
62% 198 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 186
Splatting 139
69% 160 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$296
57GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 340
Mixed 357
89% 402 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 78.5
4K Mixed 29.7
149% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 96.6
127% 231 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 126%
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$84
39GB free
Firmware: X31200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Read 490
Write 267
Mixed 289
77% 349 MB/s
4K Read 34.7
4K Write 80
4K Mixed 19.1
119% 44.6 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 216
DQ Mixed 53.3
102% 209 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 2448 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
MC Read 32.7
MC Write 32.7
MC Mixed 27.8
89% 31.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 26
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 45
89% 45 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 89%
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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 8,679 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $924
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