Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics55.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 1 month old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 2 month ago, 1 month ago, 1 month ago, 11 days ago, 11 days ago, 10 days ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory6.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140707
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '19 at 23:39
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
67.2% Good
1-Core 107
2-Core 216
76% 162 Pts
4-Core 426
8-Core 413
58% 419 Pts
64-Core 428
29% 428 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 67.2%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2007 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
55.1% Above average
Lighting 211
Reflection 179
Parallax 176
53% 189 fps
MRender 153
Gravity 217
Splatting 172
58% 181 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
7GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 506
Write 494
Mixed 331
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 50.1
199% 76.3 MB/s
DQ Read 330
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 173
162% 253 MB/s
Poor: 62% Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
126GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 119 120 117 119 119 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Read 162
Write 116
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 119
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (70th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
53.7% Above average
MC Read 18.7
MC Write 19.3
MC Mixed 16.8
52% 18.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 17.2
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 53.7%
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 12,449 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $983
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