Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 80.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics30.7% 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 Drive114% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime2 Days
Run DateAug 04 '17 at 11:03
Run Duration196 Seconds
Run User PRI-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 i7-4771-$337
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
80.7% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 113
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 389
QC Float 388
QC Mixed 398
89% 391 Pts
MC Int 571
MC Float 607
MC Mixed 588
88% 588 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950-$153
Asus(1043 858D) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1652 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
30.7% Below average
Lighting 90.9
Reflection 76.3
Parallax 89.5
28% 85.6 fps
MRender 78.3
Gravity 85.1
Splatting 66.3
33% 76.6 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 330 Series 180GB
167GB free
Firmware: 300i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
78.3% Very good
Read 490
Write 161
Mixed 236
64% 295 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 20.6
139% 56.5 MB/s
DQ Read 203
DQ Write 187
DQ Mixed 62.5
83% 151 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 78.3%
Great: 83%
OCZ Vector 150 240GB-$246
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 499
Mixed 505
113% 507 MB/s
4K Read 27
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 38.8
156% 63.2 MB/s
DQ Read 366
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 99.9
145% 270 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 114%
Great: 113%
WD Red 8TB (2016)-$269
4TB free
Firmware: 83.H0A83 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
68% Good
Read 132
Write 105
Mixed 119
90% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.04
4K Mixed 0.4
95% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 68%
Great: 98%
Toshiba External USB 3.0 6TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0103
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
80.4% Excellent
Read 155
Write 125
Mixed 119
100% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 2.85
4K Mixed 0.3
122% 1.34 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 80%
WD WD20NPVX-00EA4T0 2TB
597GB free
Firmware: 0108
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
48.8% Average
Read 85
Write 84.8
Mixed 82.7
63% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.22
80% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 48.8%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMX16GX3M2A1600C11 0215 CMX8GX3M1A1600C11 16GB
1333, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
31.6% Below average
MC Read 10.6
MC Write 10.3
MC Mixed 8.2
28% 9.7 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 11.6
SC Mixed 10.1
30% 10.5 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 31.6%
Great: 33%
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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 7,725 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: 83% - Excellent Total price: $844
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