Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 58.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics76.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
25 days ago, 25 days ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory8.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime4.3 Days
Run DateSep 18 '19 at 16:11
Run Duration164 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (41st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
58.3% Above average
1-Core 105
2-Core 207
74% 156 Pts
4-Core 321
8-Core 491
52% 406 Pts
64-Core 594
40% 594 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$300
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
76.9% Very good
Lighting 293
Reflection 293
Parallax 320
77% 302 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 288
Splatting 230
77% 241 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 433
Write 422
Mixed 299
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 47.6
4K Mixed 37
108% 35.9 MB/s
DQ Read 147
DQ Write 258
DQ Mixed 152
129% 186 MB/s
Poor: 66% Great: 117%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$74
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 107 111 113 113 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Read 143
Write 116
Mixed 77
SusWrite 109
82% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 98%
Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB-$50
220GB free
Firmware: 3.AAD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 64 66 65 67 67 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
37.6% Below average
Read 65
Write 44.8
Mixed 47.2
SusWrite 65.7
41% 55.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.9
149% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 37.6%
Great: 43%
PNY USB 3.0 FD 34GB
31GB free, PID 00ad
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 13 13 14 14 13 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
11.9% Very poor
Read 35
Write 34.5
Mixed 20.5
SusWrite 13.8
34% 26 MB/s
4K Read 4.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 1.5
98% 2.27 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 11.9%
Great: 29%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
57.3% Above average
MC Read 19.4
MC Write 21.5
MC Mixed 18
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 20.8
SC Mixed 17.5
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 57.3%
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 13,221 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: 47% - Average Total price: $952
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