Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics86.6% 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. How to reduce background CPU.
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 (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
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 (57th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
Memory 95.2
1-Core 124
2-Core 244
90% 154 Pts
4-Core 402
8-Core 555
62% 479 Pts
64-Core 620
42% 620 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 93%
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 above expectations (73rd percentile)
3.76% Terrible
Lighting 4.13
Reflection 7.04
Parallax 6.69
4% 5.95 fps
MRender 9.62
Gravity 2.53
Splatting 8.39
5% 6.85 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.76%
Great: 4%
Nvidia GTX 1070-$330
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Lighting 109
Reflection 111
Parallax 94.7
90% 105 fps
MRender 93.2
Gravity 101
Splatting 102
57% 98.7 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 90%
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 (24th 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: 51%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 96%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$29
577GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 178 178 178 180 178 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th 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: 54%
This bench: 109%
Great: 108%
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$136
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 181 186 182 185 181 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th 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: 53%
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 as expected (46th 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: 62%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 109%
Hitachi HUS724030ALE641 3TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: MJ8OA5F0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 140 138 138 139 138 137 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th 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: 47%
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: 42%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 71%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 5,355 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $898
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