Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 90.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics114% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Run History
2 months ago, 11 days ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMay 04 '21 at 07:27
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%
Watch Gameplay: 5700-XT + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
Memory 93.3
1-Core 139
2-Core 274
96% 169 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 709
76% 593 Pts
64-Core 724
49% 724 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 5700-XT-$400
Ram: 8GB, Driver: 21.4.1
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Lighting 139
Reflection 147
Parallax 218
112% 168 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 148
Splatting 97.8
116% 122 fps
Poor: 96%
This bench: 114%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$100
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X31200RL
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 498
Write 396
Mixed 210
81% 368 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 38.5
148% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 371
DQ Write 249
DQ Mixed 118
140% 246 MB/s
Poor: 64% Great: 107%
SanDisk Ultra 3D 500GB-$69
57GB free
Firmware: X61110RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 414 398 384 400 379 373 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 461
Mixed 368
SusWrite 391
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 60
4K Mixed 37.4
126% 42.7 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 283
232% 331 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 118%
Pcie SSD 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: ECFM22.7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 721 737 740 741 733 734 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 610
Write 724
Mixed 579
SusWrite 734
150% 662 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 145
4K Mixed 30.6
142% 64.3 MB/s
DQ Read 54.9
DQ Write 752
DQ Mixed 69.3
153% 292 MB/s
Poor: 134%
This bench: 130%
Great: 307%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
60.4% Good
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.5
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 20.3
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 61.4
65% 61.4 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 60.4%
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 8,299 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

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