Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 84.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.5% 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 Drive99.3% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 13 '19 at 01:36
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%
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 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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-$200
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
84.6% Excellent
Memory 96.8
1-Core 102
2-Core 223
82% 141 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 436
58% 426 Pts
64-Core 453
30% 453 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 84.6%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$218
CLim: 1366 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.20
Performing below potential (25th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.5% Above average
Lighting 64
Reflection 69.4
Parallax 92.5
52% 75.3 fps
MRender 70.7
Gravity 65.4
Splatting 57
53% 64.4 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 60%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Liteonit LCS-256L9S-11 2.5 7mm 256GB
48GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HC8110D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 374 368 344 376 378 347 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
99.3% Outstanding
Read 438
Write 367
Mixed 252
SusWrite 364
80% 356 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 87.3
4K Mixed 39.7
145% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 318
DQ Mixed 212
193% 295 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 99.3%
Great: 104%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$33
525GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 106 107 107 108 108 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
61.6% Good
Read 107
Write 108
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 107
72% 97.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
MC Read 32.5
MC Write 34
MC Mixed 28.6
91% 31.7 GB/s
SC Read 21.2
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 26.2
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 50.9
79% 50.9 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 89%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 6,364 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $908
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