Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics31.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive91.1% 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 VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140508
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 11:19
Run Duration172 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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 (63rd percentile)
82.2% Excellent
SC Int 104
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 107
84% 106 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 438
QC Mixed 437
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 437
MC Float 437
MC Mixed 443
66% 439 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7970-$435
MSI(1462 2774) 3GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
31.2% Below average
Lighting 74.7
Reflection 32.2
Parallax 150
32% 85.7 fps
MRender 27.7
Gravity 100
Splatting 90.3
31% 72.7 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 31.2%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$207
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 333
Mixed 353
87% 391 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 75.5
4K Mixed 22.6
129% 45.9 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 84.8
123% 233 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 117%
Maxtor STM3750330AS 750GB
530GB free
Firmware: MX15 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
46.5% Average
Read 77.4
Write 84.5
Mixed 72.4
59% 78.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.45
94% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 57%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$70
449GB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
79.9% Very good
Read 143
Write 135
Mixed 123
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.54
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.19
80% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 110%
WD WD10EACS-00ZJB0 1TB
236GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
36.1% Below average
Read 67.8
Write 57.8
Mixed 59.1
46% 61.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.31
87% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 36.1%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (57th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
55% Above average
MC Read 19.1
MC Write 19.6
MC Mixed 17
53% 18.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 18.8
52% 18.1 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 55%
Great: 71%
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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
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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