Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics30.1% 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 Drive113% 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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
14 months ago, 14 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 11 '19 at 20:16
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 33%

 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 Server
Intel Core i5-4670K-$180
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
79.3% Very good
Memory 89.9
1-Core 107
2-Core 210
80% 136 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 405
55% 401 Pts
64-Core 404
27% 404 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 79.3%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
Nvidia(10DE 0984) 2GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
30.1% Below average
Lighting 90.8
Reflection 72.7
Parallax 114
24% 92.4 fps
MRender 83
Gravity 110
Splatting 72
31% 88.4 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$120
72GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 430 281 236 200 202 192 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 476
Mixed 386
SusWrite 257
90% 403 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 58.5
197% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 248
217% 323 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 113%
Great: 126%
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB-$139
6GB free
Firmware: X2316RL
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 448
Write 262
Mixed 113
60% 274 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 99
4K Mixed 31
139% 53.6 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 111
122% 208 MB/s
Poor: 59% Great: 100%
OCZ Agility 3 240GB-$199
123GB free
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 112 126 127 98 131 126 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
66.4% Good
Read 124
Write 192
Mixed 176
SusWrite 120
35% 153 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 36.6
150% 59.5 MB/s
DQ Read 186
DQ Write 196
DQ Mixed 153
125% 178 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (67th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
52.8% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 16.6
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 18.9
SC Mixed 16.5
48% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 67.4
59% 67.4 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 62%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 4,738 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $938
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