Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 83%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics66% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Very high background CPU (71%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150427
Uptime2.4 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 08:32
Run Duration104 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 71%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
83% Excellent
SC Int 128
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 127
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 383
88% 389 Pts
MC Int 630
MC Float 677
MC Mixed 663
98% 656 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 83%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
66% Good
Lighting 210
Reflection 182
Parallax 196
63% 196 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 191
Splatting 128
68% 157 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 66%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
462GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 138 144 150 139 156 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
54.1% Above average
Read 50.2
Write 94
Mixed 50
SusWrite 139
61% 83.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
72% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
68.2% Good
MC Read 24.2
MC Write 25.4
MC Mixed 21.5
68% 23.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 20.7
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 57.9
69% 57.9 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 71%
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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 10,289 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $986
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