Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Gaming 171%
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 140%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 80.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics221% is a record breaking 3D score, it's almost off the scale. This GPU can handle all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive98.9% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory26.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150427
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 11 '22 at 01:05
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Memory 90.9
1-Core 120
2-Core 226
83% 146 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 564
59% 471 Pts
64-Core 552
34% 552 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3090-$1,198
EVGA(3842 3982) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 4875 MHz, Ram: 24GB, Driver: 526.86
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
221% Outstanding
Lighting 332
Reflection 293
Parallax 374
271% 333 fps
MRender 369
Gravity 260
Splatting 185
212% 271 fps
Poor: 185%
This bench: 221%
Great: 230%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$76
71GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 398 366 142 130 133 141 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
98.9% Outstanding
Read 445
Write 439
Mixed 369
SusWrite 218
83% 368 MB/s
4K Read 38.2
4K Write 82.9
4K Mixed 49.6
165% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 98.9%
Great: 134%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$80
173GB free
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 403 378 377 382 383 371 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 470
Write 455
Mixed 415
SusWrite 382
97% 431 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 82.3
4K Mixed 52.6
172% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 361
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 112%
Great: 129%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
58.1% Above average
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 17.9
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 20.8
SC Mixed 17.6
50% 17.6 GB/s
Latency 66
61% 66 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 61%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 5,070 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $798
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