Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 73.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics98.7% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive108% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime2.9 Days
Run DateMay 14 '19 at 01:08
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$318
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
73.1% Very good
1-Core 116
2-Core 223
80% 170 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 584
62% 483 Pts
64-Core 534
36% 534 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
PNY(196E 119E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.91
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Lighting 387
Reflection 377
Parallax 383
100% 382 fps
MRender 236
Gravity 396
Splatting 250
97% 294 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 112%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$65
283GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41200RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 299 292 295 295 288 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 406
Mixed 234
SusWrite 295
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 47.6
180% 67.2 MB/s
DQ Read 387
DQ Write 268
DQ Mixed 225
196% 293 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 108%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
826GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 176 174 177 177 178 177 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 214
Write 186
Mixed 76.5
SusWrite 176
119% 163 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 112%
Great: 106%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$75
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 193 192 192 192 193 192 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 159
Mixed 29.5
SusWrite 192
102% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 1.9
357% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 109%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
55.8% Above average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 20.3
MC Mixed 17.6
55% 19.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 15.6
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 63.2
63% 63.2 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 55.8%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 51%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $967
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HDDRAMUSB
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