Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 90.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics3.3% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive71.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory27 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 12 '20 at 15:51
Run Duration184 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
Memory 88.7
1-Core 132
2-Core 255
91% 159 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 681
77% 591 Pts
64-Core 681
46% 681 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Asus(1043 8534) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.5144
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
3.3% Terrible
Lighting 13.6
Reflection 20.2
Parallax 24.7
4% 19.5 fps
MRender 21.1
Gravity 8.2
Splatting 20.7
3% 16.7 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.3%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba HG6 256GB
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JURA0101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 144 138 149 274 226 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
71.6% Very good
Read 417
Write 119
Mixed 204
SusWrite 190
51% 233 MB/s
4K Read 18.3
4K Write 77.9
4K Mixed 31.5
109% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 83.2
DQ Mixed 2.3
55% 140 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 109%
Jmicron Tech 120GB
111GB free
Firmware: 0508
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 169 168 169 160 168 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
51.7% Above average
Read 310
Write 170
Mixed 172
SusWrite 167
46% 204 MB/s
4K Read 21.3
4K Write 38.7
4K Mixed 22
81% 27.3 MB/s
DQ Read 158
DQ Write 29.9
DQ Mixed 2.3
25% 63.5 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 70%
Jmicron Tech 500GB
239GB free
Firmware: 0508
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 330 330 323 329 332 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
66.2% Good
Read 332
Write 337
Mixed 262
SusWrite 329
71% 315 MB/s
4K Read 25.7
4K Write 38.5
4K Mixed 28.2
96% 30.8 MB/s
DQ Read 111
DQ Write 31.2
DQ Mixed 5.1
21% 49 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 90%
WD Blue 3D 500GB-$60
251GB free
Firmware: X61190WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 366 364 354 336 353 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
98.4% Outstanding
Read 462
Write 386
Mixed 229
SusWrite 349
80% 357 MB/s
4K Read 21.7
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 50.5
149% 56.6 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 2.6
66% 165 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 98.4%
Great: 118%
Hitachi HUH721010ALE601 10TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: LHGNX384
SusWrite @10s intervals: 182 181 178 171 186 176 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
96% Outstanding
Read 154
Write 169
Mixed 89
SusWrite 179
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.6
4K Mixed 1.4
305% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 96%
This bench: 96%
Great: 122%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1600 C9 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
57.9% Above average
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 17.6
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 21.7
SC Mixed 19.1
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 68.8
58% 68.8 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 93%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 4,744 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $938
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