Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics2.82% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive76.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory29 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140707
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 10 '21 at 00:42
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$175
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
77.2% Very good
Memory 80.4
1-Core 113
2-Core 225
80% 139 Pts
4-Core 430
8-Core 410
58% 420 Pts
64-Core 396
27% 396 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 720
MSI(1462 8C90) 1GB
CLim: 797 MHz, MLim: 400 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
2.82% Terrible
Lighting 3.6
Reflection 3.3
Parallax 3.7
3% 3.53 fps
MRender 3.7
Gravity 3.3
Splatting 4.2
3% 3.73 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 2.82%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Micron_M500_MTFDDAK120MAV 120GB
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 130 133 134 135 135 135 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
76.7% Very good
Read 423
Write 134
Mixed 201
SusWrite 133
49% 223 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 36.4
140% 54.5 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 135
DQ Mixed 156
126% 182 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 76.7%
Great: 75%
TRO-SSD7-250GB-PRO 250GB
173GB free
Firmware: 560ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 164 188 279 288 200 207 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
Read 406
Write 201
Mixed 304
SusWrite 221
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 40.9
153% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 267
DQ Write 221
DQ Mixed 173
149% 220 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 85%
Intel 520 Series 180GB-$200
49GB free
Firmware: LF1i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 119 123 131 173 244 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Read 360
Write 199
Mixed 249
SusWrite 154
54% 240 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 44.5
171% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 197
DQ Mixed 205
164% 234 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16JTF1G64AZ-1G6E1 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
60.3% Good
MC Read 22.6
MC Write 22.6
MC Mixed 17.8
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 19.9
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 79.7
50% 79.7 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 90%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $938
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