Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics57.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive67.9% 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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 12 '18 at 12:22
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
82% Excellent
Memory 84.1
1-Core 134
2-Core 248
89% 155 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 654
70% 542 Pts
64-Core 646
43% 646 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 82%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390X-$340
CLim: 1080 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.12.1.1
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
57.6% Above average
Lighting 77.5
Reflection 64.9
Parallax 101
63% 81.3 fps
MRender 64.6
Gravity 63.6
Splatting 82.7
52% 70.3 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 59%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 120GB-$150
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 96 82 92 91 92 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
67.9% Good
Read 396
Write 133
Mixed 193
SusWrite 94.8
45% 204 MB/s
4K Read 22.9
4K Write 94.5
4K Mixed 30.9
124% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 122
DQ Mixed 137
115% 171 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 67.9%
Great: 77%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$110
60GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 388 274 273 271 273 273 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 453
Write 435
Mixed 386
SusWrite 292
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 39.3
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 51.8
180% 64.1 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 232
210% 319 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 108%
Great: 116%
Crucial MX300 275GB-$125
68GB free
Firmware: M0CR021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 364 138 138 134 138 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
69.7% Good
Read 438
Write 420
Mixed 362
SusWrite 211
80% 358 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 20
114% 47.8 MB/s
DQ Read 122
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 94.8
81% 118 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 69.7%
Great: 93%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$43
174GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 85 86 86 86 87 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
53.2% Above average
Read 99.5
Write 96.4
Mixed 60.3
SusWrite 85.6
63% 85.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
165% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
46.6% Average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 17.1
MC Mixed 12
45% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 17.8
SC Mixed 14.3
44% 15.2 GB/s
Latency 73.3
55% 73.3 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 7,964 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $938
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