Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 55.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Boot Drive52.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateFeb 19 '20 at 09:02
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User ARE-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4770K-$293
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
55.3% Above average
1-Core 91.5
2-Core 166
62% 129 Pts
4-Core 288
8-Core 328
41% 308 Pts
64-Core 340
23% 340 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$400
MSI(1462 C754) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 442.19
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 366
Reflection 300
Parallax 376
96% 347 fps
Gravity 320
Splatting 220
108% 270 fps
Poor: 89% Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$55
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 81 84 74 80 84 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
52.6% Above average
Read 263
Write 122
Mixed 166
SusWrite 81.4
35% 158 MB/s
4K Read 23.2
4K Write 66.3
4K Mixed 28
106% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 78.6
DQ Write 124
DQ Mixed 101
77% 101 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 52.6%
Great: 74%
WD Green 1.5TB (2010)-$70
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 78 72 76 73 79 70 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
39.5% Below average
Read 63
Write 63.7
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 74.4
49% 65.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
103% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT102464BD160B.M16 1315 CT102464BD160B.C16 16GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
51.2% Above average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 16.1
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 17
SC Mixed 15.3
42% 14.7 GB/s
Latency 75.5
53% 75.5 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 61%
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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 16,244 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $939
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