Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
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 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 79.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics19.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive40.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 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)
Memory26.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150427
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 13 '19 at 04:33
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 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
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
79.9% Very good
1-Core 129
2-Core 245
88% 187 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 650
68% 533 Pts
64-Core 673
45% 673 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-Ti-$110
CLim: 1346 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
19.4% Very poor
Lighting 69.1
Reflection 46.3
Parallax 67.1
18% 60.8 fps
MRender 54.6
Gravity 70.2
Splatting 40.4
20% 55.1 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 19.4%
Great: 21%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$28
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: U210
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 205 219 210 213 207 MB/s
Performing below potential (12th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
40.2% Average
Read 219
Write 206
Mixed 214
SusWrite 208
48% 212 MB/s
4K Read 9.1
4K Write 14.5
4K Mixed 8.9
33% 10.8 MB/s
DQ Read 169
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 105
105% 166 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 40.2%
Great: 79%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
454GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 65 63 66 41 95 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
22.4% Poor
Read 11.5
Write 55.5
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 66.2
29% 39.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
117% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 22.4%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
68.5% Good
MC Read 24.7
MC Write 25.1
MC Mixed 21.3
68% 23.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 20.4
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 55.2
72% 55.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 89%
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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 14,195 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $952
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