Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 27.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics71% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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 (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 11:47
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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-$350
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
27.6% Poor
SC Int 21.7
SC Float 22.4
SC Mixed 22.3
18% 22.1 Pts
QC Int 70.7
QC Float 117
QC Mixed 119
23% 102 Pts
MC Int 492
MC Float 631
MC Mixed 618
86% 581 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 27.6%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780 Ti-$410
EVGA(3842 3888) 3GB
CLim: 1398 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
71% Very good
Lighting 118
Reflection 169
Parallax 312
58% 200 fps
MRender 171
Gravity 250
Splatting 123
80% 182 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 71%
Great: 80%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 240GB-$80
73GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 221 190 176 168 141 131 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
49.6% Average
Read 330
Write 258
Mixed 258
SusWrite 171
57% 254 MB/s
4K Read 12.3
4K Write 25.7
4K Mixed 14.5
51% 17.5 MB/s
DQ Read 255
DQ Write 207
DQ Mixed 169
143% 210 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 91%
Hitachi HTS545050A7E380 500GB
458GB free
Firmware: GG2OACY0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 103
Write 95.5
Mixed 23.2
54% 74 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.3
62% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 15% Great: 57%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB-$70
282GB free
Firmware: CC1H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 107 108 108 110 109 109 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
61.9% Good
Read 107
Write 109
Mixed 57.7
SusWrite 108
70% 95.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 1
172% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 61.9%
Great: 70%
Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017)-$169
6TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 171 170 172 170 169 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
Read 122
Write 154
Mixed 72.2
SusWrite 169
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.4
4K Mixed 0.7
197% 2 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 90%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (22nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.4% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 17.9
MC Mixed 15.5
47% 16.4 GB/s
SC Read 8.4
SC Write 4.3
SC Mixed 6.7
18% 6.47 GB/s
Latency 127
32% 127 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 42.4%
Great: 70%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $958
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