Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Gaming 109%
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 84.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics131% 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.
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
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit väriä
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJul 22 '21 at 14:53
Run Duration196 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4770K-$300
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
84.1% Excellent
Memory 92.3
1-Core 116
2-Core 232
85% 147 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 616
66% 513 Pts
64-Core 617
41% 617 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 84.1%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080S (Super)-$770
EVGA(3842 3080) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2145 MHz, MLim: 4050 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 471.11
Performing below potential (27th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
131% Outstanding
Lighting 153
Reflection 235
Parallax 143
123% 177 fps
MRender 217
Gravity 166
Splatting 137
140% 174 fps
Poor: 115%
This bench: 131%
Great: 147%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 480GB-$49
77GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFKK1B3
SusWrite @10s intervals: 212 365 430 417 148 26 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
86.3% Excellent
Read 379
Write 244
Mixed 330
SusWrite 266
68% 305 MB/s
4K Read 30.3
4K Write 87.8
4K Mixed 36.3
139% 51.5 MB/s
DQ Read 219
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 171
159% 242 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 101%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
60.4% Good
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 18.7
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 19.6
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 63.4
63% 63.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 45: 4R 6G 7B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
45% 22% 79 309 233 60 27.9" 2560 1440 ACI28A7 ASUS MG28U
History: Score 35: 4R 2G 9B | Score 45: 4R 6G 7B
Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 8,361 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 45%
Desktop 87%
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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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