Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 91.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics86.5% 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 Drive93.6% 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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory29.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 11:17
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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-$352
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
SC Int 129
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 130
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 423
QC Mixed 448
98% 430 Pts
MC Int 623
MC Float 667
MC Mixed 660
97% 650 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$510
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
86.5% Excellent
Lighting 301
Reflection 280
Parallax 133
74% 238 fps
MRender 17.5
Gravity 393
Splatting 229
96% 213 fps
Poor: 86%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: 1.0.
4KALIGNED
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
163% Outstanding
Read 1,207
Write 1,196
Mixed 973
251% 1,125 MB/s
4K Read 28.2
4K Write 77.9
4K Mixed 14.7
103% 40.3 MB/s
DQ Read 30
DQ Write 531
DQ Mixed 14.9
91% 192 MB/s
Poor: 108%
This bench: 163%
Great: 380%
Samsung MZ7WD240HCFV-000AZ 240GB
223GB free
Firmware: DXM91W3Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
92% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 435
Mixed 446
102% 459 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 25.8
144% 57.5 MB/s
DQ Read 32.4
DQ Write 117
DQ Mixed 107
73% 85.4 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 92%
Great: 96%
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$290
37GB free
Firmware: DXM05B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 436
Mixed 470
105% 473 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 25
147% 58.6 MB/s
DQ Read 35.3
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 24.4
34% 59.7 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT41GU7BFR8A-PB 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
59.9% Above average
MC Read 22.8
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 16.4
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 21
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 62%
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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 7,554 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 - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $969
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