Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (25th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 75 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 60.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics57.4% 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)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime13.3 Days
Run DateMay 02 '21 at 19:24
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 15%
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 PC Performing below expectations (25th 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 3.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
60.4% Good
Memory 83.4
1-Core 85.3
2-Core 175
68% 114 Pts
4-Core 209
8-Core 268
31% 238 Pts
64-Core 155
10% 155 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$290
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (65th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
57.4% Above average
Lighting 71.9
Reflection 73.1
Parallax 66.7
58% 70.6 fps
MRender 63.5
Gravity 71.2
Splatting 66.5
56% 67.1 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$39
8GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 318
Write 364
Mixed 289
72% 324 MB/s
4K Read 29.6
4K Write 72.5
4K Mixed 37.1
131% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 369
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 181
183% 297 MB/s
Poor: 60% Great: 108%
WD WD740ADFD-00NLR1 74GB
4GB free
Firmware: 20.07P20
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 56 57 55 56 54 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
30.7% Below average
Read 50.5
Write 62.2
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 55.8
38% 51.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 48%
Samsung Spinpoint T166 500GB-$40
124GB free
Firmware: CR100-10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 46 46 44 47 48 49 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
30.1% Below average
Read 57.7
Write 65
Mixed 44.2
SusWrite 46.8
40% 53.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 44%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$38
88GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 102 102 100 101 102 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
59.5% Above average
Read 107
Write 61.7
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 100
61% 82.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$38
152GB free
Firmware: CC61
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 133 132 135 134 129 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
81.3% Excellent
Read 151
Write 174
Mixed 78.7
SusWrite 132
98% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
168% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Relative performance (0th percentile)
49.8% Average
MC Read 18.4
MC Write 20.1
MC Mixed 16.6
52% 18.4 GB/s
SC Read 8.7
SC Write 9.5
SC Mixed 9.8
27% 9.33 GB/s
Latency 74.5
54% 74.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 65%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 8,001 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: 51% - Above average Total price: $938
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