Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 23%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics21% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive159% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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 (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory19.3 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateAug 07 '19 at 11:57
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4670K-$180
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
79.6% Very good
Memory 94.1
1-Core 101
2-Core 235
83% 144 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 434
53% 400 Pts
64-Core 446
30% 446 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
MSI(1462 2871) 2GB
CLim: 1254 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
21% Poor
Lighting 25.9
Reflection 24.5
Parallax 32
21% 27.4 fps
MRender 32.9
Gravity 30.1
Splatting 25.5
19% 29.5 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 21%
Great: 21%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 760p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$164
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 001C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 488 511 514 514 268 521 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
159% Outstanding
Read 623
Write 570
Mixed 573
SusWrite 469
126% 559 MB/s
4K Read 53.7
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 76.2
242% 83.1 MB/s
DQ Read 774
DQ Write 549
DQ Mixed 727
525% 683 MB/s
Poor: 157%
This bench: 159%
Great: 280%
Maxtor 6V300F0 300GB
160GB free
Firmware: VA111630
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 62 62 62 62 61 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
35.5% Below average
Read 60.5
Write 61.5
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 61.7
40% 54.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 4.7
4K Mixed 0.7
194% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 35.5%
Great: 39%
Samsung Spinpoint F2 1TB-$60
338GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 50 50 50 50 50 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
25.5% Poor
Read 38.2
Write 50
Mixed 30
SusWrite 50.3
31% 42.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 25.5%
Great: 60%
Seagate NAS HDD 4TB-$137
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 153 175 177 177 175 176 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 172
Mixed 76
SusWrite 172
109% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 101%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMY16GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMY16GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
63.7% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 20.1
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 21.1
57% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 59.4
67% 59.4 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 5,450 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: $908
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