Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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.
Graphics53.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 10 years and 3 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 (64th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
74.2% Very good
1-Core 109
2-Core 217
76% 163 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 427
58% 427 Pts
64-Core 423
28% 423 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
53.5% Above average
Lighting 212
Reflection 181
Parallax 203
54% 199 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 197
Splatting 134
52% 162 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$60
76GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 312 103 87 106 105 98 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th 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: 75%
This bench: 112%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
170GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 123 122 123 123 123 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th 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: 50%
This bench: 76.5%
Great: 106%
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 (72nd 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: 31%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 62%
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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 13,644 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: 48% - Average Total price: $957
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