Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 54%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive104% 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.
Very high background CPU (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 16:15
Run Duration197 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 51%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4770K-$293
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
74.2% Very good
1-Core 117
2-Core 220
80% 168 Pts
4-Core 423
8-Core 588
66% 505 Pts
64-Core 597
40% 597 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
54.1% Above average
Lighting 216
Reflection 188
Parallax 206
55% 203 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 199
Splatting 132
52% 163 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$130
109GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 434 459 462 263 203 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 489
Write 394
Mixed 302
SusWrite 375
87% 390 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 94.4
4K Mixed 40.1
153% 56.2 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 165
169% 277 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 104%
Great: 115%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
227GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 387 268 273 272 263 272 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 500
Write 432
Mixed 421
SusWrite 289
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 42.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 49.6
182% 64.9 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 234
210% 319 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 110%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$37
120GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1.1 0.3 0.1 0 14 21 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
58.1% Above average
Read 196
Write 156
Mixed 90.8
SusWrite 6.2
83% 112 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
244% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 110%
WD My Passport 0827 1TB
779GB free, PID 0827
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 104 101 103 104 99 103 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
43.5% Average
Read 102
Write 104
Mixed 60
SusWrite 103
124% 92.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
100% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
61% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 18.5
60% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 19.7
52% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 56.2
71% 56.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 61%
Great: 65%
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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 12,913 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $967
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