Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics58.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive66% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime2.8 Days
Run DateDec 06 '18 at 18:44
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
69.9% Good
1-Core 112
2-Core 217
78% 165 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 570
62% 481 Pts
64-Core 614
41% 614 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$529
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.12.1
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
58.6% Above average
Lighting 232
Reflection 167
Parallax 290
62% 230 fps
MRender 134
Gravity 189
Splatting 189
54% 171 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 60%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 120GB-$150
41GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 94 77 79 75 78 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
66% Good
Read 366
Write 130
Mixed 184
SusWrite 88.6
42% 192 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 87.2
4K Mixed 34
121% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 151
122% 176 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 66%
Great: 77%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
15GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 417
Write 405
Mixed 338
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 34.4
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 52.1
172% 62.5 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 233
210% 318 MB/s
Poor: 66% Great: 117%
Crucial MX300 275GB-$120
68GB free
Firmware: M0CR021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 401 431 411 364 348 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
86.7% Excellent
Read 368
Write 136
Mixed 143
SusWrite 398
58% 261 MB/s
4K Read 17.6
4K Write 85.3
4K Mixed 36.1
118% 46.3 MB/s
DQ Read 156
DQ Write 323
DQ Mixed 269
196% 249 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 86.7%
Great: 93%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$23
183GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 86 89 89 89 89 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
52.3% Above average
Read 93.5
Write 88
Mixed 56.2
SusWrite 88.4
60% 81.5 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
33.2% Below average
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 11.6
MC Mixed 9.9
31% 10.8 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 11
SC Mixed 9.8
28% 9.83 GB/s
Latency 72.3
55% 72.3 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 33.2%
Great: 62%
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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 13,220 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $952
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