Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics36.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive94.4% 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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '18 at 02:57
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
84.5% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 121
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 402
QC Mixed 412
92% 408 Pts
MC Int 594
MC Float 642
MC Mixed 614
92% 616 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7870-$203
Gigabyte(1458 2554) 2GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1200 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
36.9% Below average
Lighting 115
Reflection 87.3
Parallax 151
40% 118 fps
MRender 62.4
Gravity 94.4
Splatting 91.5
35% 82.8 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 39%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$163
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 170 169 167 166 162 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
94.4% Outstanding
Read 473
Write 255
Mixed 319
SusWrite 171
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 45
163% 60 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 339
252% 336 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 94.4%
Great: 128%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$78
11GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 94 92 94 94 94 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
49.1% Average
Read 77.8
Write 70.5
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 93
55% 74.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (32nd percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
48.2% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 17.2
MC Mixed 14.8
47% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 15.4
43% 15.1 GB/s
Latency 72.1
55% 72.1 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 48.2%
Great: 71%
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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 8,325 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $766
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