Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 70.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics127% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140620
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 19 '17 at 07:52
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 i5-4460-$181
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
70.6% Very good
SC Int 99.4
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 97.6
80% 99.6 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 381
QC Mixed 365
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 370
MC Float 347
MC Mixed 373
55% 363 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$485
Gigabyte(1458 3730) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1936 MHz, MaxM: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 381.65
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Lighting 410
Reflection 388
Parallax 408
123% 402 fps
MRender 245
Gravity 399
Splatting 252
127% 299 fps
Poor: 95%
This bench: 127%
Great: 145%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
143GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 416
Mixed 417
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 43.9
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 47.3
179% 62.9 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 287
DQ Mixed 121
148% 263 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 116%
Great: 117%
SanDisk Extreme 120GB-$169
39GB free
Firmware: R201 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
67.4% Good
Read 477
Write 110
Mixed 182
56% 256 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 17.2
134% 53.6 MB/s
DQ Read 37.2
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 44.5
43% 64.5 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 67.4%
Great: 70%
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB-$130
22GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 53% Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$67
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
63.7% Good
MC Read 22.3
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 20.8
63% 22.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 19.2
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 58.1
69% 58.1 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 63.7%
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 4,286 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $940
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