Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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. 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 89%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics57.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 Drive79.3% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 3 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors, 1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 14 '19 at 13:51
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
89% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 259
91% 194 Pts
4-Core 514
8-Core 512
70% 513 Pts
64-Core 523
35% 523 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 89%
Great: 88%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Asus(1043 8534) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.14.5057
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
4.18% Terrible
Lighting 13.2
Reflection 19.9
Parallax 23.4
4% 18.8 fps
MRender 22.3
Gravity 8
Splatting 20.6
5% 17 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.18%
Great: 4%
AMD R9 290-$399
Asus(1043 0470) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1260 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.4.1
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
57.2% Above average
Lighting 220
Reflection 171
Parallax 287
60% 226 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 188
Splatting 190
54% 172 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 57.2%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Force LE 240GB-$85
185GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFC
SusWrite @10s intervals: 356 131 163 170 160 154 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
79.3% Very good
Read 432
Write 374
Mixed 353
SusWrite 189
76% 337 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 89.2
4K Mixed 28.4
120% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 203
185% 282 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 98%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB-$36
245GB free
Firmware: 0003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 16 16 16 16 16 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 21% Great: 57%
SanDisk Cruzer Blade 4GB
1GB free, PID 5567
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.3 3.1 3.8 3.9 3.9 3.8 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
9.7% Terrible
Read 18.3
Write 6.8
Mixed 7.8
SusWrite 3.6
10% 9.12 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
94% 2.23 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 9.7%
Great: 12%
Seagate Expansion 2TB
199GB free, PID 2322
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 74 73 72 73 74 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
28.6% Poor
Read 45.5
Write 52
Mixed 37.8
SusWrite 73.6
73% 52.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
97% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 28.6%
Great: 53%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
73.4% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 26.8
MC Mixed 23.8
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 23.6
SC Mixed 22.3
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 54.2
74% 54.2 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 63%
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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 13,747 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

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