Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 130%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 97.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics166% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive150% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). 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 01:48
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 129
104% 129 Pts
QC Int 519
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 516
117% 515 Pts
MC Int 516
MC Float 508
MC Mixed 510
77% 511 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$650
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2780 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
166% Outstanding
Lighting 566
Reflection 509
Parallax 573
176% 550 fps
MRender 260
Gravity 539
Splatting 273
159% 357 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 166%
Great: 175%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 500GB
250GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
150% Outstanding
Read 987
Write 913
Mixed 970
214% 957 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 82.8
4K Mixed 35.4
140% 50.5 MB/s
DQ Read 38.4
DQ Write 517
DQ Mixed 31.1
98% 195 MB/s
Poor: 102%
This bench: 150%
Great: 350%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 3TB-$140
277GB free
Firmware: MKAOAAM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Read 150
Write 149
Mixed 117
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.03
4K Write 2.21
4K Mixed 0.47
136% 1.24 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 85.9%
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 (97th percentile)
54% Above average
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 19.3
MC Mixed 17.1
52% 18.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 20
SC Mixed 17.9
50% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 64.1
62% 64.1 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 54%
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 8,197 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $958
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