Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 78.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics43.9% 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 Drive67.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory28.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150427
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 02:22
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 i7-4770-$305
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
78.9% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 114
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 388
QC Mixed 383
90% 397 Pts
MC Int 544
MC Float 584
MC Mixed 574
85% 567 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
43.9% Average
Lighting 150
Reflection 123
Parallax 134
45% 136 fps
MRender 81.8
Gravity 130
Splatting 88.6
43% 100 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 43.9%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Mushkin ECO3 480GB-$138
314GB free
Firmware: P0330AA Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
67.1% Good
Read 472
Write 241
Mixed 264
72% 325 MB/s
4K Read 28.1
4K Write 49.7
4K Mixed 11.8
84% 29.9 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 160
DQ Mixed 12.8
63% 146 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 82%
WD WD8001FZWX-00WPGA0 8TB
4.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
104% Outstanding
Read 191
Write 170
Mixed 167
132% 176 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 3.18
4K Mixed 0.41
142% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 96%
This bench: 104%
Great: 104%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$32
466GB free
Firmware: 18.01H18 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
68.3% Good
Read 120
Write 118
Mixed 120
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.41
102% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-039.A00LF 0215 CMZ16GX3M2A1600C9 99U5471-039.A00LF 0215 CMZ16GX3M2A1600C9 32GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
50.9% Above average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 15.3
49% 17.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 17.3
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 69.5
58% 69.5 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $960
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