Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 66.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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
8 months ago, 8 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 04:55
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4460-$186
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
66.8% Good
1-Core 99.2
2-Core 193
69% 146 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 382
52% 382 Pts
64-Core 384
26% 384 Pts
Poor: 45%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
43GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 110 112 117 116 120 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
67.6% Good
Read 120
Write 106
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 115
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 114%
WD My Passport 25E1 2TB
27GB free, PID 25e1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 53 53 53 53 53 53 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
25.7% Poor
Read 58.3
Write 58.3
Mixed 39.3
SusWrite 53.1
70% 52.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
87% 1 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 25.7%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600 CL10 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
62.2% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 19.6
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 18.6
SC Mixed 20.1
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 63
64% 63 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 62%
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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 53%
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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: 48% - Average Total price: $978
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