Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
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. 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 62.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics33% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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 Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4460-$185
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
62.6% Good
1-Core 93
2-Core 193
67% 143 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 377
49% 364 Pts
64-Core 358
24% 358 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 62.6%
Great: 66%
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 (68th percentile)
33% Below average
Lighting 139
Reflection 117
Parallax 128
36% 128 fps
MRender 85.7
Gravity 120
Splatting 82.6
33% 96.2 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 33%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$70
440GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 457 287 291 290 292 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th 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: 78%
This bench: 111%
Great: 130%
WD VelociRaptor 2.5" 1TB-$123
931GB free
Firmware: 06.01Q.6
SusWrite @10s intervals: 151 195 194 196 196 196 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th 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: 73%
This bench: 113%
Great: 117%
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 (6th 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: 31%
This bench: 34%
Great: 64%
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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 13,817 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $759
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