Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics62.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive73% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140711
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 16 '18 at 21:52
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
97% Outstanding
SC Int 122
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 127
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 479
QC Float 482
QC Mixed 499
110% 487 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 666
MC Mixed 656
97% 648 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 97%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
EVGA(3842 2972) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
62.3% Good
Lighting 190
Reflection 173
Parallax 191
59% 184 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 178
Splatting 123
65% 151 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$207
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
73% Very good
Read 486
Write 339
Mixed 351
87% 392 MB/s
4K Read 32.8
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 14.4
108% 40.9 MB/s
DQ Read 28.4
DQ Write 56.9
DQ Mixed 15.1
19% 33.5 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 73%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
61.5% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 18.5
59% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 22.9
SC Mixed 20.6
57% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 58.7
68% 58.7 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 62%
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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 8,699 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: 78% - Very good Total price: $923
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