Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 90.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics86.1% 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 Drive119% 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
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime2.6 Days
Run DateDec 06 '19 at 21:11
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 (96th percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
1-Core 136
2-Core 268
95% 202 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 710
78% 605 Pts
64-Core 705
47% 705 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$349
EVGA(3842 2062) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2220 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
86.1% Excellent
Lighting 348
Reflection 301
Parallax 379
92% 343 fps
MRender 281
Gravity 297
Splatting 197
86% 258 fps
Poor: 78%
This bench: 86.1%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WDS500G2B0A 500GB
128GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 375 409 358 370 308 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 485
Mixed 386
SusWrite 340
96% 429 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 55.7
202% 74.5 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 289
235% 334 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 119%
Great: 118%
Hitachi HTS545050B9A300 500GB-$90
419GB free
Firmware: PB4OC64G
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 80 80 80 80 80 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
45.7% Average
Read 79.5
Write 76
Mixed 41.3
SusWrite 79.7
51% 69.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
121% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 46%
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 500GB-$45
174GB free
Firmware: AX003M
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 75 76 76 76 75 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
44.7% Average
Read 80.5
Write 83.3
Mixed 32
SusWrite 75.1
49% 67.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
113% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 44.7%
Great: 63%
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 way above expectations (90th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
MC Read 30.9
MC Write 32.5
MC Mixed 26.9
86% 30.1 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 25.9
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 46.4
86% 46.4 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 84.9%
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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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $979
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