Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
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 79.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics5.48% 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 Drive66% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 7 months 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 (41%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150424
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 02:08
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User KOR-User
Background CPU 41%

 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
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
79.7% Very good
SC Int 117
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 117
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 388
QC Mixed 382
87% 386 Pts
MC Int 579
MC Float 637
MC Mixed 598
90% 605 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 87%
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 as expected (59th percentile)
5.48% Terrible
Lighting 11.2
Reflection 18.8
Parallax 19.7
4% 16.6 fps
MRender 21.1
Gravity 7.5
Splatting 19.2
6% 15.9 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.48%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X110 128GB-$110
49GB free
Firmware: X231600 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
66% Good
Read 358
Write 157
Mixed 186
51% 234 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 78.4
4K Mixed 20
109% 42.1 MB/s
DQ Read 295
DQ Write 150
DQ Mixed 38.3
78% 161 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 66%
Great: 77%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$30
395GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
70% Good
Read 128
Write 116
Mixed 79
80% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.34
90% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 70%
Great: 70%
Jmicron Tech 500GB
135GB free
Firmware: 0203
4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
22.6% Poor
Read 43.6
Write 35
Mixed 39.4
30% 39.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.09
4K Mixed 0.17
57% 0.56 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 22.6%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5173EB0-CK0 3x4GB
3 of 4 slots used
12GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1648 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
45.2% Average
MC Read 16.6
MC Write 16.6
MC Mixed 13.6
45% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 12.2
SC Mixed 15.1
35% 12.4 GB/s
Latency 71.9
56% 71.9 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 35%
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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 6,128 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $975
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