Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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.
Graphics112% 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 Drive97.6% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Very high background CPU (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory7.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140508
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateJan 07 '23 at 03:06
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i7-4770K-$120
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
60.4% Good
Memory 76.9
1-Core 76.8
2-Core 149
60% 101 Pts
4-Core 238
8-Core 352
37% 295 Pts
64-Core 432
27% 432 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 84%
Graphics Cards Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Asus(1043 8534) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
3.49% Terrible
Lighting 3.8
Reflection 2.8
Parallax 7
3% 4.53 fps
MRender 8.2
Gravity 2.6
Splatting 5.1
4% 5.3 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.49%
Great: 3%
Nvidia RTX 2080S (Super)-$466
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3875 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 527.56
Performing below potential (3rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
112% Outstanding
Lighting 142
Reflection 144
Parallax 146
116% 144 fps
MRender 189
Gravity 130
Splatting 106
112% 142 fps
Poor: 116%
This bench: 112%
Great: 139%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$49
116GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR043
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 404 409 372 386 400 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
97.6% Outstanding
Read 342
Write 424
Mixed 365
SusWrite 394
86% 381 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 67.4
4K Mixed 45.1
145% 48.9 MB/s
DQ Read 360
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 157
162% 266 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 97.6%
Great: 125%
CT1000BX500SSD1 1TB
890GB free
Firmware: M6CR061
SusWrite @10s intervals: 404 395 352 61 59 122 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
71.6% Very good
Read 447
Write 404
Mixed 385
SusWrite 232
82% 367 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 66.9
4K Mixed 19.2
100% 37.6 MB/s
DQ Read 154
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 26
76% 158 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 71.6%
Great: 100%
WD Blue 1TB (2010)-$128
293GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 86 86 85 85 84 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
49.3% Average
Read 86.1
Write 84.7
Mixed 70.6
SusWrite 85.4
60% 81.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.8
167% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
G.SKILL Value DDR3 1600 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
51.2% Above average
MC Read 19.7
MC Write 20.3
MC Mixed 16.5
54% 18.8 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 12.4
SC Mixed 11.3
32% 11.2 GB/s
Latency 86.4
46% 86.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 51.2%
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 4,929 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $938
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