Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 81.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics6.19% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive62.3% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory1.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime61.7 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 00:31
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
81.8% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 121
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 405
QC Mixed 390
89% 394 Pts
MC Int 600
MC Float 638
MC Mixed 619
93% 619 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 81.8%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Asus(1043 8534) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.14.4264
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
6.19% Terrible
Lighting 12.5
Reflection 18.7
Parallax 24.8
5% 18.7 fps
MRender 24.3
Gravity 7.9
Splatting 20.3
7% 17.5 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.19%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force GT 120GB-$155
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5.03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 494
Write 127
Mixed 183
58% 268 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 99.8
4K Mixed 14.5
103% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 111
DQ Write 113
DQ Mixed 37.7
49% 87 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 83%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
636GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
68.2% Good
Read 99.7
Write 138
Mixed 141
96% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.24
87% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 113%
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 @ 1923 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
66.8% Good
MC Read 23.4
MC Write 24.7
MC Mixed 20.6
66% 22.9 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 23.9
60% 20.9 GB/s
Latency 57.5
70% 57.5 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 66.8%
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 8,246 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $960
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