Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 83.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics127% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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)
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateNov 30 '19 at 16:43
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4770K-$293
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
83.8% Excellent
1-Core 124
2-Core 245
87% 185 Pts
4-Core 468
8-Core 652
73% 560 Pts
64-Core 616
41% 616 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080-$700
CLim: 2190 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Lighting 532
Reflection 430
Parallax 558
140% 507 fps
MRender 384
Gravity 447
Splatting 260
127% 364 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 127%
Great: 133%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$89
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 42 46 46 52 52 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 83% Great: 135%
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB
236GB free
Firmware: BXV77D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 275 250 225 230 270 282 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 642
Write 304
Mixed 315
SusWrite 255
84% 379 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 36
168% 64 MB/s
DQ Read 780
DQ Write 312
DQ Mixed 426
347% 506 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 116%
Great: 145%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
907GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 149 140 142 153 152 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
95.9% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 158
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 147
105% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
133% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 95.9%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
60.7% Good
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 18.3
59% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 21.1
57% 19.9 GB/s
Latency 60
67% 60 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 62%
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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 14,951 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $979
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