Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 68.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics20.5% 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 Drive96.8% 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 (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140620
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 25 '16 at 17:37
Run Duration93 Seconds
Run User MAC-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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 i7-4770-$305
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
68.6% Good
SC Int 106
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 107
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 342
QC Float 341
QC Mixed 324
76% 336 Pts
MC Int 423
MC Float 447
MC Mixed 450
66% 440 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$103
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver. 21.21.13.7254
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
20.5% Poor
Lighting 62.8
Reflection 44.4
Parallax 62.9
19% 56.7 fps
MRender 52.5
Gravity 67.6
Splatting 39.3
26% 53.1 fps
Poor: 18%
This bench: 20.5%
Great: 24%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Plextor M6S 128GB-$86
59GB free
Firmware: 1.03 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
96.8% Outstanding
Read 475
Write 318
Mixed 370
86% 388 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 85.4
4K Mixed 36.8
144% 52.2 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 295
DQ Mixed 78.4
125% 241 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 96.8%
Great: 96%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB-$149
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
27.2% Poor
MC Read 8.9
MC Write 8.9
MC Mixed 7.6
24% 8.47 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 8.9
SC Mixed 8.1
24% 8.5 GB/s
Latency 73.4
54% 73.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 27.2%
Great: 88%
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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 4,828 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $973
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