Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 50.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics42% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Very high background CPU (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory4.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140508
Uptime11 Days
Run DateJun 08 '18 at 18:48
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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 i5-4690-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
50.1% Above average
SC Int 88.7
SC Float 96.2
SC Mixed 98.2
76% 94.4 Pts
QC Int 194
QC Float 206
QC Mixed 210
46% 203 Pts
MC Int 279
MC Float 270
MC Mixed 246
40% 265 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
Palit(1569 1184) 2GB
CLim: 1241 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
42% Average
Lighting 125
Reflection 101
Parallax 150
42% 126 fps
MRender 111
Gravity 104
Splatting 83.3
42% 99.4 fps
Poor: 42%
This bench: 42%
Great: 52%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 1TB-$92
804GB free
Firmware: CC43 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
Read 128
Write 156
Mixed 120
101% 135 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 5.24
4K Mixed 0.71
204% 2.21 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
50% Average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 15.1
52% 18.2 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 13.2
SC Mixed 10.9
32% 11.4 GB/s
Latency 83.5
48% 83.5 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 50%
Great: 68%
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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 7,485 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $969
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