Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 86.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics74% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive94.8% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory8.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateSep 11 '19 at 23:03
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%
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 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Memory 95.8
1-Core 131
2-Core 247
92% 158 Pts
4-Core 417
8-Core 685
70% 551 Pts
64-Core 674
45% 674 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$269
EVGA(3842 1667) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.2
Performing below potential (49th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
74% Very good
Lighting 287
Reflection 232
Parallax 281
75% 266 fps
MRender 219
Gravity 262
Splatting 179
74% 220 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 74%
Great: 80%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 36 37 37 38 41 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
94.8% Outstanding
Read 489
Write 475
Mixed 352
SusWrite 60.9
77% 344 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 96.9
4K Mixed 51.9
179% 63 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 225
206% 315 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 94.8%
Great: 115%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$100
575GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 150 155 155 156 157 157 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
72.7% Very good
Read 98.3
Write 94
Mixed 59.5
SusWrite 155
74% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1904 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
69.1% Good
MC Read 24.2
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 21.6
68% 23.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 24.6
SC Mixed 20
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 54.7
73% 54.7 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 72%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 4,342 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $998
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