Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
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 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics82.6% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive118% 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.
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
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory8.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime8.3 Days
Run DateNov 10 '19 at 06:12
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 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 i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
1-Core 137
2-Core 245
91% 191 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 650
72% 553 Pts
64-Core 671
45% 671 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$324
EVGA(3842 2062) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Lighting 327
Reflection 278
Parallax 325
86% 310 fps
MRender 275
Gravity 283
Splatting 0.3
83% 186 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 247 359 411 420 419 420 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 479
Mixed 355
SusWrite 380
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 40.1
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 53.5
191% 69.9 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 288
235% 335 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 118%
Great: 117%
Hitachi HTS545050B9A300 500GB-$69
437GB free
Firmware: PB4OC64G
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 81 82 82 82 81 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
46.7% Average
Read 81.3
Write 79
Mixed 42.2
SusWrite 81.3
52% 70.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 46.7%
Great: 45%
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 500GB-$19
174GB free
Firmware: AX003M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 74 76 76 76 75 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
45.9% Average
Read 85
Write 82.7
Mixed 31
SusWrite 75
50% 68.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
112% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 64%
SanDisk Cruzer Glide 16GB
12GB free, PID 5575
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.6 4.8 4.8 5 4.6 4.7 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
12.1% Very poor
Read 37.2
Write 3.7
Mixed 9.2
SusWrite 4.7
13% 13.7 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 2.6
157% 2.93 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 12.1%
Great: 16%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsZ DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
MC Read 29
MC Write 31.8
MC Mixed 26.5
83% 29.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 25
SC Mixed 25.2
62% 21.8 GB/s
Latency 47.2
85% 47.2 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

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