Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics5.69% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory1.6 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 01:06
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4460-$190
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
76.7% Very good
SC Int 101
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 101
81% 102 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 405
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 404
MC Float 407
MC Mixed 411
61% 407 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Asus(1043 8534) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
5.69% Terrible
Lighting 12.4
Reflection 18.5
Parallax 23.1
5% 18 fps
MRender 20.6
Gravity 7.4
Splatting 19.2
6% 15.7 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.69%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZVLV128HCGR-00000 128GB
119GB free
Firmware: BXV7000Q
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
88.7% Excellent
Read 682
Write 152
Mixed 239
77% 357 MB/s
4K Read 34
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 21.1
137% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 411
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 87.8
116% 217 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 88.7%
Great: 107%
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$89
112GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 399
Mixed 416
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 35.8
4K Write 86.8
4K Mixed 38.3
149% 53.6 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 269
DQ Mixed 108
136% 245 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 104%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$35
450GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
70.6% Very good
Read 128
Write 119
Mixed 119
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.31
94% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5773SB0-CK0 2x2GB
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
58.9% Above average
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 21.7
MC Mixed 18
58% 20.3 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 17.7
50% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $775
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