Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 86.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics29.8% 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 Drive94.1% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory24.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140529
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 18 '17 at 10:23
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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-$339
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
86.5% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 447
QC Mixed 415
98% 431 Pts
MC Int 626
MC Float 665
MC Mixed 657
97% 649 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 86.5%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1418 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
29.8% Poor
Lighting 101
Reflection 70.8
Parallax 88.4
29% 86.7 fps
MRender 54.5
Gravity 151
Splatting 80.5
31% 95.5 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 29.8%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$129
16GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
94.1% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 342
Mixed 336
86% 390 MB/s
4K Read 44
4K Write 77.2
4K Mixed 24.8
139% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 224
DQ Mixed 67.7
110% 215 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 94.1%
Great: 95%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$60
257GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
53.4% Above average
Read 89.6
Write 96.3
Mixed 69.9
64% 85.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.24
78% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.4%
Great: 85%
WD My Passport 0740 1TB
167GB free, PID 0740
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
25.6% Poor
Read 60.2
Write 57.3
Mixed 43.1
67% 53.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 0.11
52% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 25.6%
Great: 39%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (54th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51.3% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 15.4
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.2
SC Write 19
SC Mixed 17.7
48% 17 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 51.3%
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 5,112 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,059
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