Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 71.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics129% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive113% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150427
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 14:35
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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-$158
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
71.3% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 103
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 379
QC Mixed 358
85% 374 Pts
MC Int 408
MC Float 401
MC Mixed 407
61% 405 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$490
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Lighting 412
Reflection 399
Parallax 410
127% 407 fps
MRender 243
Gravity 397
Splatting 257
130% 299 fps
Poor: 73%
This bench: 129%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 273 266 267 255 247 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 468
Mixed 365
SusWrite 278
90% 401 MB/s
4K Read 45.2
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 51.3
196% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 361
271% 361 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 113%
Great: 125%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$115
290GB free
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 412 444 465 481 459 283 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 497
Write 467
Mixed 451
SusWrite 424
104% 460 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 58.9
207% 75.4 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 126%
Great: 129%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
68.9% Good
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 23.4
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 18.7
SC Mixed 14.8
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 57.4
70% 57.4 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 68.9%
Great: 72%
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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 7,861 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $961
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