Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 91.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics99.5% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 00:23
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$365
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
SC Int 125
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 124
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 460
100% 442 Pts
MC Int 619
MC Float 659
MC Mixed 653
96% 644 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 398.82
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
Lighting 313
Reflection 290
Parallax 321
98% 308 fps
MRender 198
Gravity 291
Splatting 213
101% 234 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 111%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD15EZRX-00DC0B0 1.5TB
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 117 122 119 118 119 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
73.3% Very good
Read 139
Write 132
Mixed 73.8
SusWrite 116
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.8
179% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DBLT8GN128S 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
51.8% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 18.4
MC Mixed 15.7
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 17.7
48% 16.8 GB/s
Latency 65.4
61% 65.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 54%
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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 8,407 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: 76% - Very good Total price: $945
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