Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics85.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive70.4% 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.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
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(Only the first run influences device rankings)
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 04 '20 at 23:48
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User BGR-User
Background CPU 28%
Watch Gameplay: 1070 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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-$189
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Memory 93.2
1-Core 117
2-Core 246
88% 152 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 467
64% 470 Pts
64-Core 481
32% 481 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2077 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 451.67
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Lighting 341
Reflection 310
Parallax 332
90% 328 fps
MRender 217
Gravity 313
Splatting 244
86% 258 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 85.3%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 530 Series 120GB-$89
49GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DC32
SusWrite @10s intervals: 125 116 128 127 127 130 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
70.4% Very good
Read 362
Write 137
Mixed 174
SusWrite 126
44% 200 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 65.5
4K Mixed 37.2
132% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 92.6
90% 143 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 81%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
568GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 165 167 168 167 166 165 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
96.4% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 149
Mixed 95.5
SusWrite 166
106% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
231% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 96.4%
Great: 108%
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 @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
71.7% Very good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 23.2
72% 25.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.8
SC Write 22.5
SC Mixed 22.5
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 61.6
65% 61.6 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 72%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 4,185 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,011
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
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