Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics78.1% 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 Drive105% 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)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJun 15 '19 at 16:05
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 121
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 443
QC Mixed 416
98% 431 Pts
MC Int 604
MC Float 652
MC Mixed 640
95% 632 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$250
CLim: 2126 MHz, MLim: 2252 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
78.1% Very good
Lighting 243
Reflection 213
Parallax 229
74% 228 fps
MRender 174
Gravity 224
Splatting 172
81% 190 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 78.1%
Great: 77%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
55GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 147 147 145 142 139 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 467
Write 460
Mixed 364
SusWrite 174
82% 366 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 56.7
193% 68.9 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 352
264% 353 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 105%
Great: 124%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
200GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 372 296 295 296 295 296 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 487
Write 469
Mixed 409
SusWrite 308
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 57
198% 70.1 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 345
261% 351 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 115%
Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$65
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 186 187 188 185 187 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 148
Mixed 81
SusWrite 185
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
145% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 104%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
200GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 121 122 122 122 122 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
82.4% Excellent
Read 165
Write 151
Mixed 93.5
SusWrite 121
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
240% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 82.4%
Great: 108%
Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB-$40
397GB free
Firmware: CR100-13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 76 77 77 78 77 74 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
45.6% Average
Read 82.2
Write 83
Mixed 52
SusWrite 76.5
54% 73.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
151% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 45.6%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51.2% Above average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 18.6
MC Mixed 15.8
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 18.5
SC Mixed 16.9
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 71%
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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 11,866 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,018
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $120Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $250Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $222Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $68SanDisk Extreme 64GB $45
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $70G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $607SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $41Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $78SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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