Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 78.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics68.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive79.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory8.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime11.8 Days
Run DateMay 03 '19 at 11:01
Run Duration171 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
78.7% Very good
SC Int 118
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 119
96% 119 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 392
QC Mixed 376
86% 382 Pts
MC Int 540
MC Float 536
MC Mixed 537
81% 538 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
68.5% Good
Lighting 316
Reflection 139
Parallax 155
80% 203 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 164
Splatting 112
60% 140 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Z400s 256GB-$104
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z2320000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 278 290 312 310 309 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
79.5% Very good
Read 473
Write 315
Mixed 214
SusWrite 295
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 14.1
113% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 82.5
103% 180 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 84%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
98GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 95 95 95 97 95 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
60.2% Good
Read 114
Write 102
Mixed 66.3
SusWrite 95.4
69% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
195% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 83%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$120
162GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 81 82 83 81 81 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
63.3% Good
Read 138
Write 139
Mixed 117
SusWrite 81.7
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.7
175% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 63.3%
Great: 85%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB-$60
895GB free
Firmware: CC1H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 109 111 111 111 113 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
52.9% Above average
Read 73.5
Write 69.3
Mixed 43.5
SusWrite 111
54% 74.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 52.9%
Great: 70%
WD Black 4TB (2016)-$197
1.5TB free
Firmware: 81.H0A81
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 118 123 119 119 123 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
69.5% Good
Read 121
Write 130
Mixed 69.5
SusWrite 120
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 4.3
4K Mixed 0.8
210% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
49.5% Average
MC Read 17
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 15.8
48% 17 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 17.6
SC Mixed 15.9
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 72.2
55% 72.2 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.5%
Great: 86%
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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 11,544 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $986
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