Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
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 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 74.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics48.6% 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 Drive74.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 13 '19 at 13:14
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU8%

 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 i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
74.7% Very good
1-Core 112
2-Core 222
78% 167 Pts
4-Core 423
8-Core 426
58% 425 Pts
64-Core 424
28% 424 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 74.7%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$126
Sapphire(174B 353E) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1206 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
48.6% Average
Lighting 184
Reflection 164
Parallax 237
48% 195 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 176
Splatting 118
49% 142 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU650 120GB-$36
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X12c08
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 379 277 19 33 50 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
74.4% Very good
Read 412
Write 368
Mixed 328
SusWrite 187
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 25.8
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 33.8
129% 49 MB/s
DQ Read 80.7
DQ Write 232
DQ Mixed 114
100% 142 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 95%
Kingston A400 240GB-$32
212GB free
Firmware: S1Z40102
SusWrite @10s intervals: 421 433 437 443 442 443 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 443
Mixed 401
SusWrite 436
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 23.5
136% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 130
DQ Write 324
DQ Mixed 30.2
79% 161 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 91%
Seagate ST3500312CS 500GB-$15
379GB free
Firmware: SC13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 91 92 92 92 92 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
52.7% Above average
Read 91.7
Write 96.7
Mixed 51
SusWrite 91.8
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 52.7%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
60.5% Good
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 22.5
MC Mixed 19
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 20.8
SC Mixed 18.9
53% 18.5 GB/s
Latency 59.8
67% 59.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 63%
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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 14,956 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

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