Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (88th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 12 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 97.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics71.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive94% 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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory29.7 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140707
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 10 '17 at 06:46
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way above expectations (88th 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 i7-4790K-$320
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
97.4% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 133
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 487
104% 462 Pts
MC Int 664
MC Float 713
MC Mixed 699
104% 692 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 97.4%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$265
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
71.7% Very good
Lighting 219
Reflection 178
Parallax 285
75% 227 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 206
Splatting 129
69% 159 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 525GB-$149
169GB free
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
78.4% Very good
Read 486
Write 336
Mixed 340
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 28.9
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 15.7
114% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 28.9
DQ Write 225
DQ Mixed 38.9
56% 97.6 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 87%
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
98GB 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 (91st percentile)
94% Outstanding
Read 529
Write 327
Mixed 397
92% 417 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 124
4K Mixed 30.3
153% 62.2 MB/s
DQ Read 31.7
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 21.2
60% 119 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 94%
Great: 96%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 4x8GB-$319
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 2448 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
MC Read 33.5
MC Write 33
MC Mixed 28.1
90% 31.5 GB/s
SC Read 22.4
SC Write 24.4
SC Mixed 28.6
72% 25.1 GB/s
Latency 45.2
88% 45.2 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 110%
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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 4,613 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $931
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