Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 91.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics56.1% 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Run History
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MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 19:54
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 4.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
1-Core 134
2-Core 240
89% 187 Pts
4-Core 524
8-Core 698
80% 611 Pts
64-Core 697
47% 697 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$280
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.20
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
56.1% Above average
Lighting 226
Reflection 197
Parallax 237
59% 220 fps
MRender 150
Gravity 204
Splatting 161
56% 171 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
675GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 104 130 127 139 168 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
74.4% Very good
Read 129
Write 101
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 130
81% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.9
170% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 113%
Toshiba DT01ACA200 2TB-$70
1TB free
Firmware: MX4OABB0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 158 155 158 159 158 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Read 179
Write 184
Mixed 31
SusWrite 158
100% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.5
146% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2000 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
73.2% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 22.4
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 23.2
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 53.8
74% 53.8 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 79%
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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 14,141 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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