Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 75.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38.3% 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 Drive49.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateOct 12 '17 at 12:18
Run Duration162 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
75.6% Very good
SC Int 120
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 126
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 318
QC Float 346
QC Mixed 340
76% 334 Pts
MC Int 573
MC Float 524
MC Mixed 531
82% 543 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
38.3% Below average
Lighting 133
Reflection 106
Parallax 118
39% 119 fps
MRender 68.2
Gravity 114
Splatting 76.3
37% 86.1 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 38.3%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ ARC 100 120GB-$82
108GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
93.7% Outstanding
Read 454
Write 367
Mixed 407
91% 409 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 24.3
133% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 68.7
120% 234 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 93.7%
Great: 93%
Samsung 840 120GB-$109
12GB free
Firmware: DXT08B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
49.6% Average
Read 363
Write 49.1
Mixed 58.6
33% 157 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 54
4K Mixed 10
85% 30.9 MB/s
DQ Read 312
DQ Write 46.4
DQ Mixed 24.6
58% 128 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 67%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$50
440GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
57.1% Above average
Read 97.2
Write 102
Mixed 115
79% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.23
80% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
65% Good
MC Read 23.4
MC Write 24.6
MC Mixed 20.9
66% 23 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 19
SC Mixed 19.4
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 59.4
67% 59.4 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 65%
Great: 73%
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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 4,727 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $970
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