Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Gaming 20%
Desktop 80%
Workstation 57%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 87.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics10.4% 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 Drive99.4% 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.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory8.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime7 Days
Run DateMay 16 '18 at 17:59
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 118
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 436
98% 434 Pts
MC Int 634
MC Float 676
MC Mixed 674
99% 661 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$207
CLim: 1723 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
10.4% Very poor
Lighting 0.4
Reflection 7.4
Parallax 12.6
2% 6.8 fps
MRender 89.6
Gravity 26.9
Splatting 0.1
17% 38.9 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 10.4%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$98
310GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 398
Mixed 414
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 29
142% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 308
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 71.7
115% 220 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 134%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$60
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
57.5% Above average
Read 104
Write 96.3
Mixed 95.3
74% 98.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.94
4K Write 2.41
4K Mixed 0.27
114% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 57.5%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2520 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
73.9% Very good
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 31.8
MC Mixed 23
72% 25.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 22.9
61% 21.5 GB/s
Latency 46.2
87% 46.2 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 86%
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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 7,278 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 81%
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Workstation 59%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

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