Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 69.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics72.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive116% 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.
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.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 months ago, 9 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory9.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 23:54
Run Duration274 Seconds
Run User CHE-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
69.5% Good
SC Int 102
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 104
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 336
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 334
77% 341 Pts
MC Int 454
MC Float 482
MC Mixed 470
70% 469 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$460
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
72.3% Very good
Lighting 235
Reflection 211
Parallax 238
73% 228 fps
MRender 132
Gravity 223
Splatting 137
72% 164 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 72.3%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$163
184GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 478
Mixed 493
110% 494 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 43.3
167% 62.1 MB/s
DQ Read 347
DQ Write 325
DQ Mixed 162
169% 278 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 116%
Great: 125%
WDC WDS500G2B0A-00SM 500GB
59GB free
Firmware: X611 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
52.3% Above average
Read 361
Write 235
Mixed 245
62% 280 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 30.7
4K Mixed 9.82
68% 22 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 57.6
DQ Mixed 9.83
29% 64.9 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 108%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$80
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
Read 153
Write 141
Mixed 140
109% 145 MB/s
4K Read 0.87
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.3
108% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 83%
Hitachi HDS5C4040ALE630 4TB
2TB free
Firmware: MPAOA3B0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
65.1% Good
Read 107
Write 120
Mixed 105
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.17
64% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 72%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
803GB free
Firmware: HP51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
Read 165
Write 162
Mixed 140
117% 156 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.32
4K Mixed 0.17
62% 0.64 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 320GB (2008)-$20
114GB free
Firmware: 01.03E01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
55.2% Above average
Read 104
Write 88.5
Mixed 90.7
71% 94.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.3
87% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 60%
SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.1 128GB-$58
63GB free, PID 5588
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 26% Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
53.7% Above average
MC Read 19.1
MC Write 19.6
MC Mixed 17.7
54% 18.8 GB/s
SC Read 12
SC Write 17.5
SC Mixed 16.1
43% 15.2 GB/s
Latency 73.2
55% 73.2 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 63%
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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 7,657 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $893
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