Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 93.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics38.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1824 x 1026 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 13 '18 at 00:10
Run Duration105 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th 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 way above expectations (89th percentile)
93.6% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 130
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 464
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 646
MC Float 686
MC Mixed 678
100% 670 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 93.6%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
EVGA(3842 2765) 2GB
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
38.6% Below average
Lighting 102
Reflection 80.9
Parallax 126
34% 103 fps
MRender 88.4
Gravity 121
Splatting 79.5
42% 96.3 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 40%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 90 92 86 90 134 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
63.1% Good
Read 121
Write 122
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 98.1
77% 105 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
227% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
60.1% Good
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 18.1
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 22.4
SC Mixed 19.7
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 60
67% 60 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 62%
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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 8,351 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $831
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