Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics46.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 11 years 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 (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
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(Only the first run influences device rankings)
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140707
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 16 '19 at 01:30
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
80.8% Excellent
Memory 88.4
1-Core 107
2-Core 218
80% 138 Pts
4-Core 425
8-Core 418
58% 421 Pts
64-Core 426
29% 426 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing below potential (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
46.5% Average
Lighting 148
Reflection 101
Parallax 112
39% 121 fps
MRender 79.4
Gravity 185
Splatting 124
47% 129 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 46.5%
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 504
Write 484
Mixed 325
97% 438 MB/s
4K Read 39.4
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 45.5
190% 73.6 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 175
178% 287 MB/s
Poor: 64% Great: 107%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
126GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 118 120 118 119 120 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
80.3% Excellent
Read 161
Write 130
Mixed 84.7
SusWrite 119
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
166% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 80.3%
Great: 112%
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 (74th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
53.5% Above average
MC Read 18.8
MC Write 19.5
MC Mixed 16.6
52% 18.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 16.9
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 3,607 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $978
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