Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics41.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive111% 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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory14.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 02 '19 at 03:57
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 i5-4460-$190
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
67.8% Good
SC Int 102
SC Float 98.5
SC Mixed 93
78% 97.7 Pts
QC Int 362
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 352
82% 360 Pts
MC Int 381
MC Float 368
MC Mixed 358
55% 369 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
41.7% Average
Lighting 139
Reflection 117
Parallax 128
42% 128 fps
MRender 85.7
Gravity 120
Splatting 82.6
42% 96.2 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$78
440GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 457 287 291 290 292 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 463
Write 444
Mixed 419
SusWrite 321
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 52.7
184% 68.9 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 360
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 111%
Great: 128%
WD VelociRaptor 2.5" 1TB-$181
931GB free
Firmware: 06.01Q.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 195 194 196 196 196 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 205
Write 186
Mixed 131
SusWrite 188
131% 178 MB/s
4K Read 1.8
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 1.6
338% 2.67 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 113%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1632 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
34% Below average
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 11.3
MC Mixed 9.8
30% 10.7 GB/s
SC Read 8.9
SC Write 11.3
SC Mixed 10.2
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 34%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 11,535 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $982
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