Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 70.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics57.8% 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 Drive88.9% 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
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateMay 16 '19 at 01:30
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4590-$83
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
70.7% Very good
1-Core 100
2-Core 212
73% 156 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 421
57% 417 Pts
64-Core 416
28% 416 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
Gigabyte(1458 371A) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
57.8% Above average
Lighting 226
Reflection 200
Parallax 215
60% 214 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 212
Splatting 169
58% 177 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
136GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKB1D1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 284 212 218 216 215 215 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
88.9% Excellent
Read 410
Write 262
Mixed 360
SusWrite 226
70% 314 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 82.2
4K Mixed 42.1
149% 52.7 MB/s
DQ Read 244
DQ Write 326
DQ Mixed 210
180% 260 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 92%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$70
414GB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 123 125 128 127 128 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
77.7% Very good
Read 144
Write 148
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 126
80% 110 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.5
144% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 77.7%
Great: 110%
Seagate BUP Slim BL 1TB
123GB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 98 98 98 99 99 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
53.9% Above average
Read 90.8
Write 49
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 97
53% 71.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
143% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 65%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
441GB free, PID 0212
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 38 37 38 38 38 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
17% Very poor
Read 36.2
Write 38.3
Mixed 15.7
SusWrite 38
43% 32 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.3
49% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 17%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 0619 SLB304G08-EDJ1B 1319 CL9-9-9 D3-1600 16GB
1600, 1333, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
39.1% Below average
MC Read 12.5
MC Write 13.3
MC Mixed 11.6
36% 12.5 GB/s
SC Read 11.3
SC Write 13.6
SC Mixed 12.7
36% 12.5 GB/s
Latency 59.3
68% 59.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 39.1%
Great: 40%
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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 13,797 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $973
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