Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 118%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 98.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics144% 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 Drive85.5% 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 (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '19 at 01:26
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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, 4 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
SC Int 136
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 134
108% 134 Pts
QC Int 521
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 510
116% 510 Pts
MC Int 526
MC Float 520
MC Mixed 528
79% 525 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 2577 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.35
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
144% Outstanding
Lighting 470
Reflection 408
Parallax 474
146% 450 fps
MRender 256
Gravity 444
Splatting 275
142% 325 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 144%
Great: 140%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$184
9GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 53 52 50 50 48 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
85.5% Excellent
Read 484
Write 136
Mixed 194
SusWrite 54.1
47% 217 MB/s
4K Read 37
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 41.9
169% 63.3 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 202
164% 239 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 85.5%
Great: 122%
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$239
8GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 7,706
Write 6,688
Mixed 6,986
1,589% 7,127 MB/s
4K Read 550
4K Write 334
4K Mixed 378
1,494% 421 MB/s
DQ Read 1,788
DQ Write 1,346
DQ Mixed 1,494
1,137% 1,542 MB/s
Poor: 75% Great: 125%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$90
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 164 156 148 134 137 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
82% Excellent
Read 136
Write 118
Mixed 82.2
SusWrite 150
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1.1
195% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 82%
Great: 103%
Hitachi HUA723020ALA640 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: MK7OAA30
SusWrite @10s intervals: 138 137 144 140 142 142 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Read 144
Write 134
Mixed 81.2
SusWrite 140
92% 125 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
184% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 2200 MHz
Performing below potential (59th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
83% Excellent
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 30.9
MC Mixed 26.8
83% 29.1 GB/s
SC Read 20.3
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 25.1
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 49
82% 49 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 83%
Great: 109%
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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 10,233 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: 77% - Very good Total price: $931
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