Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 74.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics90.7% 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 Drive111% 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.
Run History
23 days ago, 23 days ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime1 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 19:06
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$317
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
74.6% Very good
1-Core 119
2-Core 225
82% 172 Pts
4-Core 391
8-Core 616
64% 503 Pts
64-Core 617
41% 617 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$324
CLim: 2250 MHz, MLim: 3875 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.12
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
Lighting 369
Reflection 297
Parallax 384
97% 350 fps
MRender 309
Gravity 308
Splatting 195
91% 271 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$55
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 406 301 282 138 113 111 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 483
Mixed 408
SusWrite 225
91% 404 MB/s
4K Read 43.5
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 58.6
197% 69.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 359
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 111%
Great: 125%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
676GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 94 95 96 96 94 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
71.2% Very good
Read 154
Write 140
Mixed 71.7
SusWrite 94.2
84% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
187% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 83%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$33
361GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 133 132 132 131 130 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
72.3% Very good
Read 121
Write 134
Mixed 59.7
SusWrite 131
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 70%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$65
8GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 65 73 62 58 71 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
37.1% Below average
Read 62.2
Write 60.3
Mixed 60
SusWrite 66.5
46% 62.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 37.1%
Great: 77%
Hitachi HTS545025B9A300 250GB
109GB free
Firmware: PB2OCA1G
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 64 65 65 65 64 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
36.8% Below average
Read 63.5
Write 57.7
Mixed 31.3
SusWrite 64.5
40% 54.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 36.8%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1904 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
69.4% Good
MC Read 24.6
MC Write 25.9
MC Mixed 21.8
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 22
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 52.8
76% 52.8 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 73%
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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
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

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