Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 73.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics39% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140707
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJul 13 '19 at 01:57
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
73.4% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 107
74% 107 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 422
76% 425 Pts
MC Int 425
MC Float 426
MC Mixed 419
28% 424 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
CLim: 933 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.5.2
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
39% Below average
Lighting 119
Reflection 74
Parallax 158
41% 117 fps
MRender 57.1
Gravity 118
Splatting 83.1
37% 86.1 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 39%
Great: 46%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$41
189GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 79 64 117 110 79 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
57% Above average
Read 108
Write 108
Mixed 76.3
SusWrite 89.4
71% 95.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
205% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 57%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
57.8% Above average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 17.9
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 16.9
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 63%
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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 12,013 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,018
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