Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 81.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics59.6% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive91.2% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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.
Run History
4 months ago, 5 days ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140529
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 02:37
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
81.5% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 110
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 428
97% 430 Pts
MC Int 426
MC Float 413
MC Mixed 408
62% 415 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780-$329
EVGA(3842 0784) 3GB
CLim: 1306 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.31
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
59.6% Above average
Lighting 165
Reflection 133
Parallax 213
56% 170 fps
MRender 136
Gravity 180
Splatting 110
62% 142 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 69%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$207
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 25 18 25 31 19 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
Read 420
Write 435
Mixed 331
SusWrite 49.3
69% 309 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 55.9
176% 65.5 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 228
207% 316 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
685GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 151 150 151 153 154 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
89.9% Excellent
Read 162
Write 115
Mixed 85.2
SusWrite 152
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 89.9%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
34.9% Below average
MC Read 11.4
MC Write 11.5
MC Mixed 10.6
32% 11.2 GB/s
SC Read 9.7
SC Write 11.3
SC Mixed 10.8
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 34.9%
Great: 35%
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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 7,176 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $781
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