Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics108% 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 Drive49.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB 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)
Memory20.8 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 15 '20 at 01:59
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%
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 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 Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
89% Excellent
Memory 89.4
1-Core 128
2-Core 249
89% 156 Pts
4-Core 483
8-Core 653
74% 568 Pts
64-Core 650
44% 650 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 89%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
Zotac(19DA 2426) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 451.48
Performing below potential (74th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
108% Outstanding
Lighting 138
Reflection 141
Parallax 132
111% 137 fps
MRender 111
Gravity 133
Splatting 106
104% 116 fps
Poor: 93%
This bench: 108%
Great: 116%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 240 GB 240GB
45GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UF3000RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 91 20 30 3.8 39 64 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
49.2% Average
Read 458
Write 102
Mixed 55.3
SusWrite 41.1
35% 164 MB/s
4K Read 23.7
4K Write 35.7
4K Mixed 19.8
80% 26.4 MB/s
DQ Read 116
DQ Write 66.9
DQ Mixed 41.6
44% 74.8 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 55%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$140
93GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 573 588 590 587 594 556 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
166% Outstanding
Read 707
Write 590
Mixed 508
SusWrite 582
134% 597 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 150
4K Mixed 65.7
232% 87 MB/s
DQ Read 763
DQ Write 628
DQ Mixed 765
554% 719 MB/s
Poor: 161%
This bench: 166%
Great: 253%
Flash USB Disk 16GB
15GB free, PID 3a04
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6 7.4 6.6 6.8 8.7 6 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
6.6% Terrible
Read 21.3
Write 1.5
Mixed 8.5
SusWrite 6.9
10% 9.55 MB/s
4K Read 8.5
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
32% 2.83 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.6%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G 9905403-198.A00LF KHX1600C10D3/8G 9905403-198.A00LF 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
51.4% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 15.5
49% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 17.1
48% 16.8 GB/s
Latency 68
59% 68 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 58%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $888
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