Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 85.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics57.5% 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 Drive68.7% 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.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory13 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 12:30
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 as expected (58th percentile)
85.4% Excellent
Memory 94.5
1-Core 135
2-Core 263
94% 164 Pts
4-Core 412
8-Core 682
69% 547 Pts
64-Core 688
46% 688 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 85.4%
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)
57.5% Above average
Lighting 77.5
Reflection 64.8
Parallax 101
63% 81.2 fps
MRender 64.7
Gravity 63.5
Splatting 83.3
52% 70.5 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 59%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 120GB-$150
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 94 92 92 90 90 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
68.7% Good
Read 421
Write 126
Mixed 196
SusWrite 93.9
46% 209 MB/s
4K Read 24.6
4K Write 92
4K Mixed 31.5
126% 49.4 MB/s
DQ Read 224
DQ Write 118
DQ Mixed 147
116% 163 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 77%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$110
60GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 381 275 273 274 273 274 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 474
Mixed 427
SusWrite 292
95% 423 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 95.8
4K Mixed 53.3
182% 63.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 230
208% 318 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 111%
Great: 116%
Crucial MX300 275GB-$125
68GB free
Firmware: M0CR021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 434 454 268 133 140 139 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Read 461
Write 266
Mixed 387
SusWrite 261
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 99.4
4K Mixed 39.3
144% 55.4 MB/s
DQ Read 235
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 270
207% 277 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 93%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$43
174GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 85 85 85 85 85 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Read 104
Write 91
Mixed 86.9
SusWrite 85.1
68% 91.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 54.3%
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 below potential (29th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
39% Below average
MC Read 13.9
MC Write 12.8
MC Mixed 10.4
35% 12.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 13.2
SC Mixed 12.4
36% 12.6 GB/s
Latency 58.6
68% 58.6 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 39%
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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