Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics32.5% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive86.8% 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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit färger, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140711
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 24 '20 at 09:38
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
79.2% Very good
Memory 90.4
1-Core 110
2-Core 211
81% 137 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 375
53% 386 Pts
64-Core 370
25% 370 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
MSI(1462 2825) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (33rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
32.5% Below average
Lighting 39.8
Reflection 39.2
Parallax 48.7
33% 42.6 fps
MRender 53.1
Gravity 45.8
Splatting 36.2
31% 45.1 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 32.5%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 128GB-$128
25GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 163 155 153 151 152 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
86.8% Excellent
Read 424
Write 314
Mixed 259
SusWrite 156
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 30.5
4K Write 97.1
4K Mixed 39.9
149% 55.8 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 287
226% 315 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 118%
Corsair Force 3 60GB
15GB free
Firmware: 1.3.3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 67 65 75 69 69 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
47.2% Average
Read 178
Write 76
Mixed 102
SusWrite 69
24% 106 MB/s
4K Read 21.1
4K Write 66.9
4K Mixed 29.7
105% 39.2 MB/s
DQ Read 81.9
DQ Write 59.9
DQ Mixed 71.5
53% 71.1 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 52%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$35
340GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 138 142 138 138 140 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
Read 178
Write 179
Mixed 62.2
SusWrite 132
100% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.4
80% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$36
137GB free
Firmware: 12.01C02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 46 46 46 46 45 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
27.1% Poor
Read 48.2
Write 52.3
Mixed 43.7
SusWrite 45.5
35% 47.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 72%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
49.8% Average
MC Read 16.9
MC Write 17.9
MC Mixed 15.3
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 17
46% 16.1 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 5,342 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: $898
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HDDRAMUSB
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