Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (91st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 9 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 82%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38.9% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive125% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 24 '20 at 01:00
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User ESP-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4770-$305
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
82% Excellent
Memory 96.8
1-Core 112
2-Core 225
85% 144 Pts
4-Core 363
8-Core 616
62% 490 Pts
64-Core 609
41% 609 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 82%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$500
MSI(1462 2775) 3GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 20.4.2
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
38.9% Below average
Lighting 149
Reflection 86
Parallax 200
39% 145 fps
MRender 66.6
Gravity 153
Splatting 94.1
39% 105 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 38.9%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 339 403 437 439 262 149 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 469
Write 464
Mixed 366
SusWrite 338
92% 409 MB/s
4K Read 47
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 64.5
223% 80.5 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 364
273% 365 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 125%
Great: 134%
TOSHIBA-TR200 240GB
41GB free
Firmware: SBFA15.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 328 201 165 163 170 171 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Read 446
Write 413
Mixed 356
SusWrite 200
79% 354 MB/s
4K Read 41.8
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 43.8
170% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 320
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 226
199% 295 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 89%
Kingston SSDNow UV400 240GB-$61
28GB free
Firmware: 0C3J96R9
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 199 100 89 88 91 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
92.2% Outstanding
Read 461
Write 436
Mixed 334
SusWrite 139
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 45
168% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 286
DQ Mixed 188
173% 266 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 92.2%
Great: 88%
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB-$130
931GB free
Firmware: RVQ02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 341 406 442 445 454 458 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 481
Write 451
Mixed 388
SusWrite 424
98% 436 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 138
4K Mixed 53.9
197% 76.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 122%
Great: 123%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 2197 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
79.2% Very good
MC Read 28.5
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 25.3
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 25.3
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 51
78% 51 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 72%
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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 17,383 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $968
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