Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 86.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory21.4 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 07 '19 at 13:23
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 way above expectations (89th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
Memory 94.6
1-Core 120
2-Core 223
86% 146 Pts
4-Core 458
8-Core 458
63% 458 Pts
64-Core 450
30% 450 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 90%
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 32.1
21% 27.5 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-$174
190GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 001C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 502 539 525 521 535 336 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
159% Outstanding
Read 625
Write 553
Mixed 557
SusWrite 493
125% 557 MB/s
4K Read 45.6
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 77.7
234% 82.6 MB/s
DQ Read 774
DQ Write 550
DQ Mixed 730
526% 684 MB/s
Poor: 157%
This bench: 159%
Great: 280%
Maxtor 6V300F0 300GB
160GB free
Firmware: VA111630
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 62 61 61 60 61 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
36.4% Below average
Read 64.7
Write 64.3
Mixed 35.7
SusWrite 61.2
41% 56.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 0.7
168% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 36.4%
Great: 39%
Samsung Spinpoint F2 1TB-$60
338GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 61 60 70 71 72 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
32.5% Below average
Read 45.5
Write 29
Mixed 32
SusWrite 67.6
32% 43.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 32.5%
Great: 60%
Seagate NAS HDD 4TB-$137
2TB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 176 177 177 177 177 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 172
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 174
111% 153 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 103%
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 (99th percentile)
64.5% Good
MC Read 22.7
MC Write 23.3
MC Mixed 20.3
63% 22.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.5
SC Write 22.4
SC Mixed 20.1
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 58.3
69% 58.3 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 64.5%
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 5,335 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

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