Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 81.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics120% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 days ago, 4 days ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 08:41
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 (33rd percentile)
81.6% Excellent
SC Int 110
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 121
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 391
QC Float 392
QC Mixed 386
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 609
MC Float 667
MC Mixed 625
95% 634 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$730
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Lighting 339
Reflection 317
Parallax 324
103% 327 fps
MRender 320
Gravity 369
Splatting 222
132% 304 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 120%
Great: 169%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$100
18GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 492
Write 445
Mixed 367
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 44.1
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 60.2
204% 72.9 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 352
264% 353 MB/s
Poor: 75% Great: 135%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$80
35GB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 107 107 109 107 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
59.8% Above average
Read 102
Write 85.3
Mixed 68
SusWrite 107
67% 90.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 112%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
182GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 95 95 94 94 92 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
56.3% Above average
Read 102
Write 96.2
Mixed 67.3
SusWrite 93.5
66% 89.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
153% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
83.4% Excellent
MC Read 30.4
MC Write 32.2
MC Mixed 26.8
85% 29.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 24.7
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 51.9
77% 51.9 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 83.4%
Great: 87%
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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 9,021 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: 76% - Very good Total price: $952
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