Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 79.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics75.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive101% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140707
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 01:35
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
79.3% Very good
SC Int 112
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 117
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 381
QC Mixed 378
85% 373 Pts
MC Int 546
MC Float 612
MC Mixed 596
87% 585 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$240
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
75.8% Very good
Lighting 242
Reflection 210
Parallax 225
73% 226 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 222
Splatting 173
78% 182 fps
Poor: 62%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 500GB-$240
296GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 402 414 420 413 416 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 470
Write 429
Mixed 338
SusWrite 407
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 27.4
4K Write 94.1
4K Mixed 40.7
144% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 271
DQ Write 290
DQ Mixed 209
177% 257 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 101%
Great: 109%
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
102GB free
Firmware: 605ABBF2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 105 116 105 100 123 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Read 360
Write 143
Mixed 187
SusWrite 106
44% 199 MB/s
4K Read 29.3
4K Write 94.2
4K Mixed 39.7
145% 54.4 MB/s
DQ Read 107
DQ Write 152
DQ Mixed 88.1
78% 116 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 73%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
737GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 154 157 159 158 157 159 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
92.1% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 121
Mixed 77.8
SusWrite 158
95% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 92.1%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
56.6% Above average
MC Read 19.3
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 17.8
55% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 17.4
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 64.8
62% 64.8 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 63%
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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 8,995 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $952
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