Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 78.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics156% 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 Drive82.4% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateOct 12 '18 at 08:04
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
78.2% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 101
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 395
QC Mixed 417
94% 412 Pts
MC Int 425
MC Float 411
MC Mixed 408
62% 415 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 78.2%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$780
Nvidia(10DE 12A6) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
156% Outstanding
Lighting 490
Reflection 438
Parallax 531
156% 486 fps
MRender 385
Gravity 440
Splatting 242
156% 356 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 156%
Great: 168%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 215 99 105 107 106 103 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
Read 406
Write 326
Mixed 283
SusWrite 122
63% 284 MB/s
4K Read 24.4
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 44.3
156% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 172
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 114
120% 193 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 98%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$76
280GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 78 81 80 80 81 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
50.4% Above average
Read 95.5
Write 100
Mixed 71
SusWrite 79.9
64% 86.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 85%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$60
761GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 121 122 123 122 123 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
67.6% Good
Read 113
Write 102
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 122
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 86%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-12800CL9-4GBRL 0420 F3-1600C9-4GAB 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBRL 0420 F3-1600C9-4GAB 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
60.3% Good
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 18
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 19.8
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 65.6
61% 65.6 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 61%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $803
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