Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 84.8%, 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 Drive88.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Run History
14 months ago, 14 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 18 '20 at 21:54
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$175
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
84.8% Excellent
Memory 95.7
1-Core 114
2-Core 225
85% 145 Pts
4-Core 426
8-Core 441
59% 434 Pts
64-Core 450
30% 450 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 84.8%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1545 MHz, MLim: 1831 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing below potential (41st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
48.6% Average
Lighting 62.4
Reflection 69.1
Parallax 53.6
50% 61.7 fps
MRender 74.4
Gravity 54.4
Splatting 51.9
46% 60.2 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata SU630 240GB
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: V8X04c13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 359 390 391 392 392 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
Read 387
Write 358
Mixed 334
SusWrite 352
81% 358 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 95.9
4K Mixed 37.3
140% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 159
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 187
143% 190 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
71.7% Very good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 23.3
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 21
57% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 55.1
73% 55.1 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 71%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 8,008 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $938
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