Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 66%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics74.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive110% 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.
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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 09 '18 at 22:03
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
66% Good
1-Core 113
2-Core 207
76% 160 Pts
4-Core 406
8-Core 432
57% 419 Pts
64-Core 433
29% 433 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 66%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
Zotac(19DA 2435) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.22
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
74.9% Very good
Lighting 390
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
90% 226 fps
MRender 200
Gravity 143
Splatting 238
56% 194 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 104%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$61
370GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 397 383 412 424 404 352 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 433
Write 385
Mixed 394
SusWrite 395
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 33.1
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 57
180% 65.7 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 217
177% 252 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 110%
Great: 126%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
477GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 113 115 110 113 112 112 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
82.2% Excellent
Read 174
Write 132
Mixed 88.8
SusWrite 112
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.2
222% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 106%
SanDisk Cruzer 16GB
11GB free, PID 5406
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.7 5.7 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.7 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
6.7% Terrible
Read 27.2
Write 3
Mixed 2
SusWrite 5.5
9% 9.43 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
24% 2.2 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 6.7%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
34.7% Below average
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 11.7
MC Mixed 10.1
32% 11 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 11.5
SC Mixed 10.7
31% 10.8 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 34.7%
Great: 63%
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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 13,255 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $980
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