Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 82.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics4.23% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive106% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 25 '19 at 12:58
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
1-Core 135
2-Core 265
94% 200 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 519
71% 518 Pts
64-Core 521
35% 521 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Asus(1043 8534) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
4.23% Terrible
Lighting 13.4
Reflection 20.1
Parallax 24.7
4% 19.4 fps
MRender 22.2
Gravity 8
Splatting 20.6
5% 16.9 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 4.23%
Great: 4%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
79GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 151 155 150 153 155 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 444
Write 439
Mixed 358
SusWrite 184
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 58.3
194% 68.7 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 362
272% 362 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 106%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
397GB free
Firmware: 03.01A03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 128 131 130 131 131 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
78.5% Very good
Read 143
Write 148
Mixed 81.4
SusWrite 130
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
235% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
65% Good
MC Read 23.4
MC Write 23.5
MC Mixed 19.8
64% 22.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 19.9
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 57
70% 57 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 65%
Great: 67%
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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 12,477 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $983
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $143Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
Intel Core i5-9600K $219Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $102
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $196AMD RX 580 $173Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $195
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $75SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $42G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $799SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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