Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 78.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics34.2% 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 Drive86.3% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150424
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 17 '21 at 20:26
Run Duration143 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790-$236
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
78.8% Very good
Memory 84.7
1-Core 118
2-Core 234
84% 146 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 597
64% 496 Pts
64-Core 576
39% 576 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 78.8%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Asus(1043 8528) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (71st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
34.2% Below average
Lighting 43.8
Reflection 46.6
Parallax 41.3
35% 43.9 fps
MRender 37.4
Gravity 41.2
Splatting 36.1
33% 38.2 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 34.2%
Great: 36%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HyperX Savage 240GB-$120
82GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 305 90 403 181 147 175 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
Read 468
Write 450
Mixed 302
SusWrite 217
80% 359 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 89.9
4K Mixed 36
136% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 361
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 67.8
108% 212 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 110%
HyperX Savage 240GB-$120
167GB free
Firmware: SAFM00.r
SusWrite @10s intervals: 307 461 454 462 466 456 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 458
Write 441
Mixed 300
SusWrite 434
92% 408 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 96.5
4K Mixed 38.5
144% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 353
DQ Mixed 68.7
131% 261 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$85
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 161 160 159 159 159 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
79.4% Very good
Read 120
Write 104
Mixed 76.8
SusWrite 156
84% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
194% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 79.4%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1373 MHz
Performing below potential (45th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
49.6% Average
MC Read 16.5
MC Write 18.4
MC Mixed 15.1
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 19.6
SC Mixed 16.3
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 72.3
55% 72.3 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.6%
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 8,033 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
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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