Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (14th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 86 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 61.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics54.4% 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 Drive57.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory1.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140508
Uptime7.9 Days
Run DateJan 12 '21 at 15:25
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 25%
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 PC Performing way below expectations (14th 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-$175
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
61.2% Good
Memory 74.2
1-Core 90.3
2-Core 174
66% 113 Pts
4-Core 278
8-Core 291
39% 284 Pts
64-Core 292
20% 292 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$338
Asus(1043 868B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
54.4% Above average
Lighting 54.1
Reflection 81.7
Parallax 86.4
44% 74.1 fps
MRender 106
Gravity 79.7
Splatting 0.3
67% 61.9 fps
Poor: 80%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 96%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 175 79 29 27 29 33 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
57.1% Above average
Read 307
Write 383
Mixed 236
SusWrite 62
55% 247 MB/s
4K Read 18.9
4K Write 43.7
4K Mixed 25.3
84% 29.3 MB/s
DQ Read 346
DQ Write 320
DQ Mixed 230
201% 298 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 116%
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$49
106GB free
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 278 264 288 287 273 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
Read 412
Write 387
Mixed 377
SusWrite 262
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 34.1
4K Write 81.8
4K Mixed 48.3
157% 54.7 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 344
261% 350 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 127%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (10th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
33.5% Below average
MC Read 11.8
MC Write 11.2
MC Mixed 11
32% 11.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.2
SC Write 10.2
SC Mixed 9.1
28% 9.83 GB/s
Latency 92
44% 92 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 33.5%
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 7,046 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

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