Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 106%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics107% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 17:45
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User IRN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
106% Outstanding
SC Int 139
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 553
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 547
121% 533 Pts
MC Int 695
MC Float 739
MC Mixed 732
108% 722 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 106%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$379
CLim: 2062 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Lighting 329
Reflection 314
Parallax 327
101% 323 fps
MRender 211
Gravity 317
Splatting 248
111% 259 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 107%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 508
Write 490
Mixed 419
105% 472 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 62.9
210% 74.9 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 359
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 76% Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
362GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 141 141 142 142 140 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
84.7% Excellent
Read 154
Write 125
Mixed 85.3
SusWrite 141
93% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$45
442GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 172 172 173 173 173 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 206
Write 192
Mixed 89.5
SusWrite 172
120% 165 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.9
163% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 108%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3 1600G 2OZ 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
63% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 19.2
60% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 23.8
SC Mixed 20.3
59% 20.7 GB/s
Latency 55.1
73% 55.1 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 63%
Great: 79%
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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 10,626 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: 74% - Very good Total price: $982
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