Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics53.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive66.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateNov 14 '20 at 19:48
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
72.9% Very good
Memory 84.2
1-Core 107
2-Core 205
77% 132 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 354
49% 356 Pts
64-Core 344
23% 344 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
Sapphire(174B E289) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 20.7.2
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
53.5% Above average
Lighting 67.9
Reflection 59.1
Parallax 86.5
56% 71.2 fps
MRender 59.4
Gravity 56.9
Splatting 76.6
36% 64.3 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 53.5%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 120GB-$78
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 58 44 48 42 42 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
66.9% Good
Read 442
Write 86
Mixed 101
SusWrite 57.9
37% 172 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 75.9
4K Mixed 27.1
120% 44.2 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 68.7
DQ Mixed 102
104% 178 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 114%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
472GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 145 148 144 145 146 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
92% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 146
Mixed 86.3
SusWrite 146
101% 138 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.2
242% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 92%
Great: 108%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$80
3TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 160 168 171 174 170 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 120
Write 137
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 168
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0
63% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 92%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBH2X04F1AA28-15 Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G 16GB
1867, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
56.3% Above average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 18.1
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 8.8
SC Write 18.9
SC Mixed 17.2
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 73.2
55% 73.2 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 61%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 5,375 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $938
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Intel Core i5-9400F $148Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10600K $260Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $190Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $44
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $64SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $69SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
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