Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics56.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive112% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 11 years and 4 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 20 '19 at 01:32
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
82.7% Excellent
Memory 91.5
1-Core 109
2-Core 217
82% 139 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 427
58% 427 Pts
64-Core 423
28% 423 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 82.7%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
56.6% Above average
Lighting 70.7
Reflection 69.7
Parallax 63.3
58% 67.9 fps
MRender 74.4
Gravity 65.6
Splatting 58.3
43% 66.1 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 58%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$70
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 103 87 106 105 98 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 464
Write 445
Mixed 363
SusWrite 135
79% 352 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 62.9
224% 85 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 361
271% 361 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 112%
Great: 125%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
170GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 123 122 123 123 123 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
76.5% Very good
Read 144
Write 134
Mixed 90.8
SusWrite 122
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1
222% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
58.2% Above average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 21.7
MC Mixed 18.1
58% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 20
SC Mixed 17
50% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 64.9
62% 64.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 58.2%
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 5,450 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $908
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HDDRAMUSB
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