Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics53.1% 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 Drive110% 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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 12 '19 at 23:45
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
82.6% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 119
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 388
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 401
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 577
MC Float 616
MC Mixed 604
90% 599 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti-$1,100
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (142 fps cap detected)
53.1% Above average
Lighting 142
Reflection 142
Parallax 142
44% 142 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 142
Splatting 143
60% 142 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 237%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$100
54GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 312 202 144 134 131 MB/s
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 475
Mixed 365
SusWrite 230
88% 392 MB/s
4K Read 42.6
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 56.1
192% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 361
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 110%
Great: 134%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$45
261GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 95 95 96 97 95 95 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Read 198
Write 172
Mixed 90.5
SusWrite 95.6
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
244% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1632 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
60.7% Good
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 18.7
58% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 21.9
SC Mixed 20.3
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 56.5
71% 56.5 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 11,434 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $967
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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $365Nvidia GTX 1070 $335Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $85
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 $139Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $280Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $97
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $128
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $646SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $85SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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