Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 94%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics49.8% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive175% 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.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory28.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 24 '20 at 20:43
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%
Watch Gameplay: 570 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 (97th percentile)
94% Outstanding
Memory 95.4
1-Core 130
2-Core 261
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 684
78% 595 Pts
64-Core 660
44% 660 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 94%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$142
CLim: 1268 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.9.1
Performing below potential (73rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
49.8% Average
Lighting 184
Reflection 166
Parallax 250
48% 200 fps
MRender 135
Gravity 181
Splatting 125
50% 147 fps
Poor: 43%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 53%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN550 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$105
868GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 211070WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 666 673 685 696 700 699 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
175% Outstanding
Read 695
Write 694
Mixed 671
SusWrite 686
155% 687 MB/s
4K Read 48.8
4K Write 144
4K Mixed 65.6
234% 86.3 MB/s
DQ Read 764
DQ Write 724
DQ Mixed 994
678% 827 MB/s
Poor: 182%
This bench: 175%
Great: 268%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
70.2% Very good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 25.2
MC Mixed 21.9
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 24.5
SC Mixed 22.7
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 55.8
72% 55.8 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 76%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 4,830 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $908
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