Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 71%
Desktop 57%
Workstation 51%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics77.7% 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.
Memory20GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 20GB 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory16.5 GB free of 20 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 02:13
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 i7-4771-$337
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
76.2% Very good
SC Int 113
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 98.1
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 381
QC Float 395
QC Mixed 386
88% 387 Pts
MC Int 568
MC Float 610
MC Mixed 598
89% 592 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
77.7% Very good
Lighting 236
Reflection 226
Parallax 265
76% 242 fps
MRender 167
Gravity 222
Splatting 159
79% 183 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 88%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Gold 8TB (256MB Cache 2017)-$295
3.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01H02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 163 166 176 171 172 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 214
Write 154
Mixed 87.3
SusWrite 169
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.5
4K Mixed 1.4
307% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 110%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 1315 BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 1315 BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 20GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
60.3% Good
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.6
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 19.7
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 58.2
69% 58.2 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 65%
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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 7,723 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $847
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