Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 78.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics71.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive183% 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 @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 02 '21 at 17:29
Run Duration269 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%
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 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Xeon E3-1270 v3
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
78.5% Very good
Memory 89.2
1-Core 113
2-Core 225
83% 142 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 600
61% 483 Pts
64-Core 596
40% 596 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 78.5%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-$230
CLim: 2175 MHz, MLim: 2100 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
71.5% Very good
Lighting 95.1
Reflection 93.2
Parallax 81.7
77% 90 fps
MRender 69.6
Gravity 82.9
Splatting 74.2
65% 75.6 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$75
309GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 534 560 562 569 568 569 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
183% Outstanding
Read 721
Write 587
Mixed 625
SusWrite 560
140% 623 MB/s
4K Read 67.4
4K Write 137
4K Mixed 86.3
285% 96.9 MB/s
DQ Read 771
DQ Write 620
DQ Mixed 895
616% 762 MB/s
Poor: 190%
This bench: 183%
Great: 330%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$75
186GB free
Firmware: 2B2Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1218 652 666 664 664 662 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
241% Outstanding
Read 1,453
Write 1,317
Mixed 1,162
SusWrite 754
263% 1,171 MB/s
4K Read 66.2
4K Write 163
4K Mixed 89.5
301% 106 MB/s
DQ Read 1,051
DQ Write 895
DQ Mixed 941
714% 962 MB/s
Poor: 186%
This bench: 241%
Great: 315%
Samsung 870 EVO 500GB-$88
388GB free
Firmware: SVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 482 484 482 484 438 354 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
133% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 483
Mixed 449
SusWrite 454
107% 474 MB/s
4K Read 48.7
4K Write 117
4K Mixed 65.8
220% 77.1 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 360
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 133%
Great: 132%
CT1000BX500SSD1 1TB
931GB free
Firmware: M6CR030
SusWrite @10s intervals: 231 236 237 238 239 239 MB/s
Performing below potential (18th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
54.8% Above average
Read 196
Write 218
Mixed 230
SusWrite 237
50% 220 MB/s
4K Read 26.4
4K Write 34.4
4K Mixed 19.4
83% 26.7 MB/s
DQ Read 157
DQ Write 182
DQ Mixed 35.2
64% 125 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 101%
WD WD15EZRX-00DC0B0 1.5TB
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 133 135 136 136 136 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Read 131
Write 130
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 133
87% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.9
185% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 83%
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
463GB free
Firmware: JB0OA3J0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 103 105 105 105 104 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
59.5% Above average
Read 103
Write 108
Mixed 31.8
SusWrite 104
63% 86.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 76%
WD My Passport 0741 1TB
581GB free, PID 0741
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 106 106 106 108 107 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
45% Average
Read 102
Write 100
Mixed 59.9
SusWrite 106
124% 92.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
108% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 45%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1881 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
69.3% Good
MC Read 25.5
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 22.1
70% 24.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 22
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 68.3
59% 68.3 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 69.3%
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 8,839 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $938
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