Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics22.4% 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 Drive105% 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.
Very high background CPU (46%). 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 @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 17 '18 at 23:57
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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-$352
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
72.6% Very good
SC Int 106
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 341
QC Mixed 341
76% 337 Pts
MC Int 499
MC Float 554
MC Mixed 541
80% 531 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$799
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 3052 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (60 fps cap detected)
22.4% Poor
Lighting 60
Reflection 60
Parallax 60
19% 60 fps
MRender 60
Gravity 60
Splatting 60
25% 60 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 22.4%
Great: 178%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 500GB-$194
102GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 432
Mixed 460
104% 465 MB/s
4K Read 30.2
4K Write 98.9
4K Mixed 39.7
149% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 71.6
111% 209 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 105%
Great: 105%
Seagate ST1000DM003-1CH162 2TB
308GB free
Firmware: 2BC10007 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
46.3% Average
Read 69.7
Write 91.4
Mixed 78.1
60% 79.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.42
4K Mixed 0.23
72% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 105%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
152GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
71.3% Very good
Read 101
Write 147
Mixed 144
99% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 2.09
4K Mixed 0.22
85% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 71.3%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
58.3% Above average
MC Read 21
MC Write 21.5
MC Mixed 18.3
58% 20.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 17.7
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 68
59% 68 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 58.3%
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 7,157 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $960
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