Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (15th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 85 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 79.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics89.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive61% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 00:34
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing way below expectations (15th 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-$376
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
79.1% Very good
SC Int 116
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 377
QC Mixed 376
85% 374 Pts
MC Int 550
MC Float 617
MC Mixed 608
88% 592 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
Asus(1043 855C) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1342 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Lighting 294
Reflection 260
Parallax 289
90% 281 fps
MRender 176
Gravity 264
Splatting 178
89% 206 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$130
209GB free
Firmware: X41200RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
55.6% Above average
Read 482
Write 241
Mixed 260
72% 328 MB/s
4K Read 27.8
4K Write 21.3
4K Mixed 11.2
68% 20.1 MB/s
DQ Read 28.6
DQ Write 56.9
DQ Mixed 37.5
30% 41 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 84%
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$130
79GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
61% Good
Read 481
Write 287
Mixed 255
75% 341 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 29.8
4K Mixed 15.7
66% 21.7 MB/s
DQ Read 26.2
DQ Write 168
DQ Mixed 8.01
32% 67.5 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 61%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3 1866 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
46.7% Average
MC Read 16
MC Write 17
MC Mixed 14.6
45% 15.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.3
SC Write 16.2
SC Mixed 14.6
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 73.3
55% 73.3 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 46.7%
Great: 77%
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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 6,843 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $968
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