Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics59.1% 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 Drive85.2% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory27 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime10.1 Days
Run DateJan 02 '19 at 22:17
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 12%
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 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
88.5% Excellent
Memory 96.7
1-Core 120
2-Core 238
88% 151 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 461
64% 464 Pts
64-Core 453
30% 453 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2102 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 416.81
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
59.1% Above average
Lighting 245
Reflection 214
Parallax 225
64% 228 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 214
Splatting 169
59% 180 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 225 203 144 247 222 223 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
85.2% Excellent
Read 405
Write 305
Mixed 286
SusWrite 210
67% 301 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 42.3
146% 57.2 MB/s
DQ Read 178
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 144
136% 208 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 85.2%
Great: 95%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$103
656GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 68 53 96 89 98 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
32.7% Below average
Read 33.5
Write 87.5
Mixed 55
SusWrite 80.3
47% 64.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
118% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 77%
WD Black 500GB (2008)-$40
143GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 54 43 69 73 73 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
40.1% Average
Read 78
Write 68.7
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 61.6
49% 66 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 40.1%
Great: 69%
Seagate ST3500630AS 224GB
170GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 41 36 54 59 55 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
33.1% Below average
Read 66.8
Write 32.7
Mixed 47.8
SusWrite 48.2
36% 48.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 33.1%
Great: 42%
Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB-$103
477GB free
Firmware: CC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 79 55 105 88 103 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
55.1% Above average
Read 110
Write 105
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 82.4
66% 89.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 2400 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
MC Read 30.9
MC Write 34.3
MC Mixed 29.2
90% 31.5 GB/s
SC Read 20.8
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 26.9
67% 23.4 GB/s
Latency 51.6
78% 51.6 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 107%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 4,311 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $998
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