Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 87.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics134% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive148% 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.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory25.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateDec 11 '19 at 14:26
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
87.3% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 260
92% 195 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 682
75% 582 Pts
64-Core 680
46% 680 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 87.3%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 441.66
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Lighting 522
Reflection 490
Parallax 552
137% 521 fps
MRender 257
Gravity 517
Splatting 302
134% 359 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 134%
Great: 145%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$376
222GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 508 507 505 536 537 538 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
148% Outstanding
Read 739
Write 614
Mixed 489
SusWrite 522
132% 591 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 55.9
201% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 770
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 444
360% 521 MB/s
Poor: 143%
This bench: 148%
Great: 283%
Samsung 860 Evo 2TB-$270
1.5TB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 313 312 310 325 327 327 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 89% Great: 135%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 201 203 200 203 202 203 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 204
Write 155
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 202
114% 156 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5
4K Mixed 2.5
429% 2.97 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 117%
Great: 111%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 186 187 186 186 187 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
Read 148
Write 156
Mixed 29.5
SusWrite 186
94% 130 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 2
371% 2.8 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 96.1%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
60.4% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 17.9
58% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 20.8
56% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 62%
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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 52%
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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: 46% - Average Total price: $1,011
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