Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Gaming 51%
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 53%
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 90.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics47.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive92.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 8 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 12 '18 at 21:10
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
SC Int 118
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 119
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 473
QC Float 467
QC Mixed 477
107% 472 Pts
MC Int 474
MC Float 475
MC Mixed 479
71% 476 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 18.1.1
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
47.1% Average
Lighting 147
Reflection 84.6
Parallax 198
51% 143 fps
MRender 65.9
Gravity 143
Splatting 92.4
44% 101 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 47.1%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ AMD Radeon R7 120GB-$67
41GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 427
Mixed 450
104% 465 MB/s
4K Read 30.9
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 24.5
155% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 13.5
DQ Write 10.7
DQ Mixed 9.59
8% 11.3 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 101%
Hitachi HUA721050KLA330 500GB
230GB free
Firmware: GK6O Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
42.6% Average
Read 73
Write 75.2
Mixed 74.6
56% 74.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.51
124% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 47%
Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB-$38
184GB free
Firmware: MS1O Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
85.7% Excellent
Read 181
Write 118
Mixed 121
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 2.08
4K Mixed 0.2
75% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1067 MHz
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
44.5% Average
MC Read 15.3
MC Write 15.6
MC Mixed 13.8
43% 14.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 14.5
42% 14.6 GB/s
Latency 75.8
53% 75.8 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 87%
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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 6,433 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $982
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