Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics33.7% 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 Drive96.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140508
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 10 '17 at 02:15
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
74.3% Very good
SC Int 112
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 112
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 435
QC Mixed 366
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 418
MC Float 415
MC Mixed 416
62% 416 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
MaxC: 1100 MHz, MaxM: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.1.2
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
33.7% Below average
Lighting 83.6
Reflection 36.2
Parallax 165
36% 95 fps
MRender 26.8
Gravity 106
Splatting 92.2
20% 75 fps
Poor: 39%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
70GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 329
Mixed 391
91% 412 MB/s
4K Read 31.1
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 33.2
149% 59.1 MB/s
DQ Read 181
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 48.5
92% 179 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 96%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$46
299GB free
Firmware: CC49 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
72.8% Very good
Read 136
Write 118
Mixed 128
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.25
86% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 72.8%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (49th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
61.8% Good
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 23.2
MC Mixed 18.7
61% 21.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 20.3
SC Mixed 19.8
53% 18.5 GB/s
Latency 62.2
64% 62.2 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 89%
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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 4,513 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $987
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