Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics68.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive92% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory14.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 09:39
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 114
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 460
QC Float 447
QC Mixed 450
103% 452 Pts
MC Int 453
MC Float 444
MC Mixed 456
68% 451 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$195
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
68.2% Good
Lighting 210
Reflection 193
Parallax 210
65% 204 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 196
Splatting 135
71% 163 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 68.2%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB-$400
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
92% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 415
Mixed 403
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 33.5
4K Write 135
4K Mixed 20.3
148% 63.1 MB/s
DQ Read 35.1
DQ Write 147
DQ Mixed 21.1
37% 67.8 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 92%
Great: 108%
OCZ Agility 3 120GB-$102
77GB free
Firmware: 2.15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
52.8% Above average
Read 198
Write 89
Mixed 122
30% 136 MB/s
4K Read 27.2
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 16
119% 50.7 MB/s
DQ Read 128
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 33.2
48% 89.1 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 61%
WD WD10EACS-00ZJB0 1TB
368GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
37.1% Below average
Read 74.5
Write 54.5
Mixed 72.1
51% 67 MB/s
4K Read 0.29
4K Write 1.68
4K Mixed 0.17
62% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 37.1%
Great: 51%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsZ DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
65.2% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 23.4
MC Mixed 20.7
63% 22.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 22.1
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 55.7
72% 55.7 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 65.2%
Great: 99%
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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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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $781
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