Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics129% 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 Drive58.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '19 at 01:21
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
74.4% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 106
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 378
84% 368 Pts
MC Int 397
MC Float 385
MC Mixed 407
60% 396 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Lighting 416
Reflection 382
Parallax 396
126% 398 fps
MRender 237
Gravity 405
Splatting 250
130% 297 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 129%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 120GB (2016)-$34
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 83 96 96 84 87 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
58.9% Above average
Read 477
Write 345
Mixed 194
SusWrite 91.5
61% 277 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 79
4K Mixed 14.8
95% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 160
DQ Mixed 33.3
57% 110 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 69%
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB-$159
449GB free
Firmware: GM4OA57A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 89 90 90 89 90 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
51.2% Above average
Read 89.2
Write 73
Mixed 49
SusWrite 88.9
55% 75 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
149% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 51%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 173 171 174 162 159 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Read 156
Write 136
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 168
97% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 116%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (54th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
52.3% Above average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 18.9
MC Mixed 16.3
50% 17.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 19.5
SC Mixed 16.4
48% 16.8 GB/s
Latency 67.3
59% 67.3 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 63%
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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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