Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics21.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive32.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140620
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 03:12
Run Duration222 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 i5-4690-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
82.1% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 110
88% 111 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 432
98% 431 Pts
MC Int 430
MC Float 423
MC Mixed 422
64% 425 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
Asus(1043 847A) 2GB
CLim: 1228 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
21.9% Poor
Lighting 45
Reflection 30.9
Parallax 44.5
14% 40.1 fps
MRender 27.2
Gravity 101
Splatting 61.1
28% 63 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 21.9%
Great: 41%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 541ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
32.7% Below average
Read 116
Write 83.7
Mixed 99.5
22% 99.9 MB/s
4K Read 11
4K Write 74.1
4K Mixed 7.97
66% 31 MB/s
DQ Read 85.8
DQ Write 96.2
DQ Mixed 27.8
38% 70 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 73%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
83GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
76.7% Very good
Read 132
Write 135
Mixed 110
94% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 2.28
4K Mixed 0.29
95% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
40.2% Average
MC Read 13.1
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 11.9
37% 12.8 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 13.5
SC Mixed 12.2
36% 12.5 GB/s
Latency 56
71% 56 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 39%
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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 8,229 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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