Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics53.3% 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)
Boot Drive81.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 20 '19 at 03:24
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
86% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 119
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 388
QC Mixed 424
92% 404 Pts
MC Int 607
MC Float 644
MC Mixed 636
94% 629 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 86%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$480
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3575 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
53.3% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
44% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 143
60% 143 fps
Poor: 94%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 145%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$30
120GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0105A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 360 123 27 54 53 57 MB/s
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
81.4% Excellent
Read 497
Write 428
Mixed 417
SusWrite 112
81% 364 MB/s
4K Read 32
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 29.7
144% 56.8 MB/s
DQ Read 218
DQ Write 307
DQ Mixed 49.5
97% 191 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 94%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
115GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 361 293 297 297 297 297 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 467
Mixed 398
SusWrite 307
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 46.2
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 63.4
214% 76.2 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 352
265% 354 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 121%
Great: 125%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$43
835GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 179 181 180 181 180 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 215
Write 168
Mixed 101
SusWrite 180
122% 166 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
244% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 113%
Great: 108%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$43
930GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 181 183 183 184 184 182 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 210
Write 180
Mixed 107
SusWrite 183
124% 170 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.3
246% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 113%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (52nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51.3% Above average
MC Read 17.9
MC Write 18.7
MC Mixed 15.9
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 16.7
46% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 69.6
58% 69.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 71%
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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 11,124 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: 76% - Very good Total price: $952
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