Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 89.6%, 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 Drive66.2% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 13 '18 at 00:55
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
Memory 94.7
1-Core 129
2-Core 259
92% 161 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 672
73% 564 Pts
64-Core 693
46% 693 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 89.6%
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 64.6
Parallax 94.1
63% 78.7 fps
MRender 64.5
Gravity 63.7
Splatting 82.9
52% 70.4 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 59%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 120GB-$150
44GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 82 84 85 83 85 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
66.2% Good
Read 390
Write 133
Mixed 193
SusWrite 89
44% 201 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 95.2
4K Mixed 30.2
120% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 116
105% 164 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 77%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$110
60GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 275 274 273 273 276 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 441
Write 426
Mixed 364
SusWrite 293
86% 381 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 50
175% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 233
210% 319 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 106%
Great: 116%
Crucial MX300 275GB-$125
67GB free
Firmware: M0CR021
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 334 134 137 137 136 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
79.5% Very good
Read 425
Write 409
Mixed 330
SusWrite 212
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 31
124% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 234
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 242
188% 255 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 93%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$43
186GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 80 81 80 80 81 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
46.7% Average
Read 81.9
Write 80.4
Mixed 65.6
SusWrite 80.4
57% 77.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
152% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 46.7%
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 (44th percentile)
45.5% Average
MC Read 16.7
MC Write 15.9
MC Mixed 11.4
42% 14.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 12.8
43% 15.1 GB/s
Latency 57.8
69% 57.8 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 45.5%
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 7,970 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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