Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 91.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics98.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive182% 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)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 27 '19 at 12:24
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Memory 97.5
1-Core 118
2-Core 264
91% 160 Pts
4-Core 460
8-Core 682
74% 571 Pts
64-Core 687
46% 687 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti-$359
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 441.66
Performing below potential (78th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
98.8% Outstanding
Lighting 385
Reflection 354
Parallax 413
101% 384 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 377
Splatting 242
99% 275 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 98.8%
Great: 105%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sabrent Rocket 4 NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$200
814GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RKT401.1 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 681 706 715 727 722 728 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
182% Outstanding
Read 646
Write 692
Mixed 662
SusWrite 713
153% 678 MB/s
4K Read 54
4K Write 148
4K Mixed 74
255% 91.9 MB/s
DQ Read 746
DQ Write 749
DQ Mixed 912
640% 802 MB/s
Poor: 211%
This bench: 182%
Great: 479%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
303GB free
Firmware: CC49
SusWrite @10s intervals: 196 196 195 198 197 198 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 192
Write 154
Mixed 87.6
SusWrite 197
115% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 112%
Great: 115%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$80
61GB free
Firmware: 1AG01113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 56 51 55 62 63 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
42.3% Average
Read 89.4
Write 64.1
Mixed 46.6
SusWrite 57.9
48% 64.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 59%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$140
2.5TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 184 187 185 185 184 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 180
Write 174
Mixed 21.3
SusWrite 184
100% 140 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
182% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 104%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
MC Read 32.2
MC Write 32.3
MC Mixed 27.5
88% 30.7 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 29.8
72% 25.4 GB/s
Latency 48.4
83% 48.4 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 87%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 4,249 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,026
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