Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 83.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive39.2% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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)
Memory14.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '18 at 20:57
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 434
QC Mixed 432
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 427
MC Float 436
MC Mixed 434
65% 432 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
EVGA(3842 1972) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1561 MHz, MLim: 1777 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.11
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 217
Reflection 192
Parallax 211
66% 207 fps
Gravity 202
Splatting 135
74% 168 fps
Poor: 55% Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
63GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 525ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
39.2% Below average
Read 167
Write 81.6
Mixed 100
26% 116 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 87.8
4K Mixed 8.41
89% 39 MB/s
DQ Read 23.9
DQ Write 89.8
DQ Mixed 9.56
21% 41.1 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 39.2%
Great: 73%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$106
18GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
82.8% Excellent
Read 137
Write 151
Mixed 161
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.62
4K Mixed 0.23
105% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 82.8%
Great: 110%
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 below potential (14th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
34.7% Below average
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 11.8
MC Mixed 9.8
31% 11 GB/s
SC Read 10.4
SC Write 11.1
SC Mixed 10.6
31% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 60.9
66% 60.9 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 34.7%
Great: 63%
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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 8,210 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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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: $958
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HDDRAMUSB
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