Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 77.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics81.5% 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 Drive68.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory20.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateJul 14 '19 at 18:49
Run Duration165 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
77.3% Very good
1-Core 124
2-Core 244
87% 184 Pts
4-Core 402
8-Core 555
62% 479 Pts
64-Core 620
42% 620 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 91%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Asus(1043 8534) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
3.1% Terrible
Lighting 12.4
Reflection 18.3
Parallax 21.4
3% 17.4 fps
MRender 20.2
Gravity 7.6
Splatting 19.3
3% 15.7 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.1%
Great: 3%
Nvidia GTX 1070-$346
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
81.5% Excellent
Lighting 328
Reflection 290
Parallax 303
86% 307 fps
MRender 196
Gravity 302
Splatting 235
82% 244 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
ssd 512GB
412GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 337 295 103 87 95 114 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
68.6% Good
Read 200
Write 107
Mixed 348
SusWrite 172
47% 206 MB/s
4K Read 29.9
4K Write 62.4
4K Mixed 30.8
118% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 217
191% 285 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 94%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$42
577GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 178 178 178 180 178 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 201
Write 156
Mixed 109
SusWrite 178
118% 161 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
199% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 109%
Great: 108%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$90
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 181 186 182 185 181 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
Read 159
Write 165
Mixed 46.5
SusWrite 182
100% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.5
143% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 108%
Toshiba X300 5TB-$146
1.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 168 169 169 169 169 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Read 131
Write 132
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 168
87% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1
229% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 111%
Hitachi HUS724030ALE641 3TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: MJ8OA5F0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 138 138 139 138 137 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
76.6% Very good
Read 129
Write 152
Mixed 73.5
SusWrite 138
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
148% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
71.9% Very good
MC Read 25.1
MC Write 27.5
MC Mixed 23.4
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 22.7
SC Mixed 20.7
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 56.6
71% 56.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 73%
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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 15,036 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: 46% - Average Total price: $1,011
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