Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 21.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics14.5% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive107% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 15 '19 at 23:40
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Pentium G3258-$80
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
21.2% Poor
1-Core 47.5
2-Core 125
39% 86.4 Pts
4-Core 112
8-Core 150
17% 131 Pts
64-Core 164
11% 164 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 21.2%
Great: 44%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-$120
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1252 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
14.5% Very poor
Lighting 55.9
Reflection 36.9
Parallax 45.5
14% 46.1 fps
MRender 48.4
Gravity 56.1
Splatting 37.7
15% 47.4 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 14.5%
Great: 17%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$61
373GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 398 437 436 352 349 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 450
Write 420
Mixed 404
SusWrite 374
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 34.8
4K Write 89
4K Mixed 49.5
163% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 321
DQ Mixed 292
230% 318 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 107%
Great: 125%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
833GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 179 183 183 183 181 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 185
Write 174
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 179
112% 153 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 1.2
206% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
26.1% Poor
MC Read 8.2
MC Write 8.9
MC Mixed 8
24% 8.37 GB/s
SC Read 8
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 8.6
24% 8.4 GB/s
Latency 91.6
44% 91.6 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 26.1%
Great: 63%
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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 13,318 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $970
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $70SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $14
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