Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 131%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 94.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics170% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive170% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Very high background CPU (44%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 01:34
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 44%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 133
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 449
QC Mixed 488
104% 459 Pts
MC Int 518
MC Float 505
MC Mixed 494
76% 506 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$690
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
170% Outstanding
Lighting 565
Reflection 508
Parallax 630
182% 568 fps
MRender 259
Gravity 542
Splatting 289
161% 363 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 170%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 500GB
250GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
170% Outstanding
Read 1,005
Write 921
Mixed 972
216% 966 MB/s
4K Read 38.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 44.6
173% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 398
DQ Write 523
DQ Mixed 216
231% 379 MB/s
Poor: 104%
This bench: 170%
Great: 344%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB-$140
277GB free
Firmware: MKAOAAM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Read 139
Write 149
Mixed 113
100% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.45
135% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1333 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1360 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
52.4% Above average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 19.4
MC Mixed 16.4
52% 18 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 17.1
SC Mixed 15.9
44% 15.2 GB/s
Latency 66.9
60% 66.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 52.4%
Great: 54%
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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 8,249 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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