Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 98.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics127% 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.
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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '19 at 13:52
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th 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 i5-4690K-$220
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 525
QC Float 522
QC Mixed 521
119% 523 Pts
MC Int 526
MC Float 513
MC Mixed 526
78% 522 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX Vega 64-$550
Device(1DA2 E37F) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1630 MHz, MLim: 945 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.12.2
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Lighting 350
Reflection 236
Parallax 548
130% 378 fps
MRender 188
Gravity 384
Splatting 298
125% 290 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 127%
Great: 137%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$75
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 355 188 179 169 151 150 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 475
Mixed 372
SusWrite 199
87% 387 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 59.7
201% 71.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 351
DQ Mixed 364
273% 365 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 111%
Great: 124%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$105
12GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 499
Write 477
Mixed 402
102% 459 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 63.8
218% 77.8 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 363
273% 365 MB/s
Poor: 80% Great: 135%
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$148
284GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 427 481 489 494 496 495 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
140% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 495
Mixed 470
SusWrite 480
111% 491 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 68.8
236% 86.7 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 364
274% 366 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 140%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3 1600 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1632 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
61% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 17.8
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 18.8
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 55.8
72% 55.8 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 61%
Great: 60%
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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 10,213 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: $957
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