Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (70th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 30 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 83.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics87.9% 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 Drive109% 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
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150427
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 17 '20 at 08:39
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU7%
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 PC Performing above expectations (70th 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 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
83.8% Excellent
Memory 93.9
1-Core 116
2-Core 225
85% 145 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 622
65% 510 Pts
64-Core 626
42% 626 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$314
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
87.9% Excellent
Lighting 363
Reflection 313
Parallax 390
95% 355 fps
MRender 295
Gravity 300
Splatting 195
88% 264 fps
Poor: 76%
This bench: 87.9%
Great: 93%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
101GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 276 262 289 289 291 290 MB/s
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 464
Write 447
Mixed 386
SusWrite 283
89% 395 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 50.5
185% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 361
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 109%
Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
641GB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 170 173 174 174 174 174 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
Read 167
Write 161
Mixed 75.5
SusWrite 173
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
61.9% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 22.2
MC Mixed 18.7
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 22
SC Mixed 21
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 60.1
66% 60.1 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 62%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 4,201 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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