Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (64th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 36 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 98.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics47.9% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive80.7% 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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 07 '18 at 01:55
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (64th 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
98.8% Outstanding
SC Int 130
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 132
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 519
QC Float 511
QC Mixed 520
117% 517 Pts
MC Int 518
MC Float 509
MC Mixed 522
78% 516 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
47.9% Average
Lighting 150
Reflection 86.2
Parallax 202
52% 146 fps
MRender 66.4
Gravity 145
Splatting 94.8
45% 102 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 47.9%
Great: 52%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra II 480GB-$83
97GB free
Firmware: X41100RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
68.5% Good
Read 480
Write 336
Mixed 282
81% 366 MB/s
4K Read 26
4K Write 77.7
4K Mixed 9.91
93% 37.9 MB/s
DQ Read 30.1
DQ Write 76.4
DQ Mixed 10.4
20% 39 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 107%
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
22GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
Read 505
Write 326
Mixed 395
91% 409 MB/s
4K Read 22.6
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 28
125% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 25.7
DQ Write 109
DQ Mixed 17.3
28% 50.7 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 96%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
64.2% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 23.3
MC Mixed 20.4
62% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 21
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 58.8
68% 58.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 64.2%
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 8,702 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $923
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