Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics63.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive112% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateMar 18 '19 at 17:18
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
1-Core 128
2-Core 250
89% 189 Pts
4-Core 460
8-Core 681
73% 570 Pts
64-Core 680
46% 680 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 418.91
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
63.4% Good
Lighting 251
Reflection 233
Parallax 253
65% 245 fps
MRender 175
Gravity 232
Splatting 163
61% 190 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 67%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$224
68GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 302 290 270 255 235 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 464
Mixed 379
SusWrite 285
92% 411 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 52.6
186% 68.4 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 356
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 112%
Great: 126%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$75
604GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 131 135 134 135 136 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Read 150
Write 124
Mixed 79.4
SusWrite 134
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
209% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 84%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
62.9% Good
MC Read 22
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 19
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 20.3
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 54.3
74% 54.3 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 62.9%
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 13,746 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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $967
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