Asus Z77-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 65.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics53.6% 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)
Boot Drive152% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z77-A  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140318
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 12 '19 at 22:26
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-3770-$198
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
65.4% Good
1-Core 105
2-Core 192
71% 149 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 518
55% 430 Pts
64-Core 496
33% 496 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$185
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 430.39
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
53.6% Above average
Lighting 202
Reflection 176
Parallax 187
53% 188 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 194
Splatting 157
54% 166 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 53.6%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung SM961 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CXA7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 790 712 658 643 627 617 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
152% Outstanding
Read 1,062
Write 833
Mixed 488
SusWrite 675
171% 764 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 87.7
4K Mixed 43.4
150% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 549
DQ Write 444
DQ Mixed 502
374% 498 MB/s
Poor: 141%
This bench: 152%
Great: 313%
SMI USB disk 8GB
0GB free, PID null
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 20.3
Write 7.2
Mixed 4.3
11% 10.6 MB/s
4K Read 4.6
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
17% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 3% Great: 11%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
57.9% Above average
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 20.4
MC Mixed 18.7
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 17.8
SC Mixed 18.1
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z77-A Builds (Compare 1,344 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z77-A - $144

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $796
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