Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 113%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 102%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics75.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive170% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 05:09
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User ISR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
102% Outstanding
SC Int 142
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 466
QC Float 494
QC Mixed 501
110% 487 Pts
MC Int 711
MC Float 761
MC Mixed 751
111% 741 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 102%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
Asus(1043 0466) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1550 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.2
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
75.4% Very good
Lighting 232
Reflection 170
Parallax 292
78% 231 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 194
Splatting 190
73% 174 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 500GB
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
170% Outstanding
Read 990
Write 971
Mixed 985
220% 982 MB/s
4K Read 51
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 44.3
194% 69.4 MB/s
DQ Read 438
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 32
88% 197 MB/s
Poor: 98%
This bench: 170%
Great: 333%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
138GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
Read 159
Write 144
Mixed 147
113% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.25
84% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 112%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$33
40GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
57% Above average
Read 102
Write 96
Mixed 92.4
73% 96.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.26
4K Write 2.27
4K Mixed 0.25
123% 1.26 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 57%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1866 CL9 Series 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (28th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
45.5% Average
MC Read 15.3
MC Write 14.8
MC Mixed 12.7
41% 14.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 15.5
44% 15.3 GB/s
Latency 49.4
81% 49.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 69%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 7,272 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $815
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