Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard
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 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 71.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics5.27% 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)
Memory2 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140930
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 01:51
Run Duration193 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
71.4% Very good
SC Int 96.7
SC Float 98.4
SC Mixed 98.2
78% 97.8 Pts
QC Int 369
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 371
84% 370 Pts
MC Int 380
MC Float 372
MC Mixed 373
56% 375 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 71.4%
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 above expectations (63rd percentile)
5.27% Terrible
Lighting 11.3
Reflection 16.8
Parallax 21
5% 16.4 fps
MRender 19.8
Gravity 6.8
Splatting 17.4
6% 14.7 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.27%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZVLV128HCGR-00000 128GB
119GB free
Firmware: BXV7000Q
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Read 670
Write 152
Mixed 245
77% 356 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 19.2
116% 50.4 MB/s
DQ Read 428
DQ Write 151
DQ Mixed 90.1
119% 223 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 107%
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$89
112GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 489
Write 392
Mixed 414
96% 432 MB/s
4K Read 46
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 37.6
165% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 120
143% 251 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 107%
Great: 116%
SiI RAID 1 Set 0 500GB
466GB free
Firmware: 1100 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
28.8% Poor
Read 80
Write 20.1
Mixed 19.3
29% 39.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.47
4K Mixed 0.44
105% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 28.8%
Great: 39%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$35
446GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
65.9% Good
Read 118
Write 112
Mixed 114
86% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.38
96% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 65.9%
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)
58.7% Above average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 21.5
MC Mixed 18.2
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 18.1
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 65.9
61% 65.9 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 58.7%
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
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: $771
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