Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 71.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics36.9% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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 3 months 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.
Run History
9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 9 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 8 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 7 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 6 months ago, 5 months ago, 5 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 4 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 3 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 2 months ago, 1 month ago, 17 days ago, 17 days ago, 16 days ago, 16 days ago, 16 days ago, 16 days ago, 14 days ago, 6 days ago, 6 days ago, 5 days ago, 4 days ago, 3 days ago, 2 days ago, 2 days ago. (Only the first run influences device rankings)
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140707
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '19 at 02:13
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 (46th percentile)
71.8% Very good
1-Core 98.9
2-Core 219
73% 159 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 412
58% 419 Pts
64-Core 421
28% 421 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$150
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2007 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 418.81
Relative performance (0th percentile)
36.9% Below average
Lighting 124
Reflection 94.8
Parallax 114
32% 111 fps
MRender 75.4
Gravity 185
Splatting 131
44% 130 fps
Poor: 51%
This bench: 36.9%
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 455
Write 441
Mixed 292
88% 396 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 51.3
204% 77.5 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 178
184% 300 MB/s
Poor: 61% Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
126GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 119 117 118 119 119 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
80.1% Excellent
Read 161
Write 123
Mixed 83.3
SusWrite 118
89% 121 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
177% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 113%
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 (75th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
54% Above average
MC Read 18.8
MC Write 19.5
MC Mixed 16.9
53% 18.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 18.4
SC Mixed 17.2
48% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 54%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 13,659 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

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