Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 77.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics81.7% 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 Drive125% 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.
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 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime1.3 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 06:57
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 i5-4670K-$250
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
77.5% Very good
SC Int 95.1
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 107
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 406
QC Mixed 402
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 403
MC Float 401
MC Mixed 401
60% 402 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$358
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 411.70
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Lighting 239
Reflection 205
Parallax 235
73% 226 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 267
Splatting 184
88% 202 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$120
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 302 385 404 237 194 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 480
Mixed 394
SusWrite 320
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 64.7
221% 79.5 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 362
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 125%
Great: 133%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 175 175 175 176 175 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 202
Write 160
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 175
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 4.9
4K Mixed 2.4
416% 2.9 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 108%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
56.8% Above average
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 20.5
MC Mixed 17.4
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 16.6
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 60%
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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%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

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