Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics56.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive292% 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.
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)
Memory3.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime1 Days
Run DateMar 02 '20 at 22:59
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU9%
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 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
83.8% Excellent
Memory 93.5
1-Core 128
2-Core 244
90% 155 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 617
65% 508 Pts
64-Core 630
42% 630 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 83.8%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$267
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 432.00
Performing below potential (60th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
56.6% Above average
Lighting 222
Reflection 194
Parallax 205
58% 207 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 206
Splatting 161
57% 172 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 56.6%
Great: 61%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$139
222GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 757 1571 1662 1567 1554 1492 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
292% Outstanding
Read 2,219
Write 1624
Mixed 884
SusWrite 1,434
344% 1,540 MB/s
4K Read 42.8
4K Write 171
4K Mixed 70.3
245% 94.6 MB/s
DQ Read 973
DQ Write 813
DQ Mixed 854
650% 880 MB/s
Poor: 173%
This bench: 292%
Great: 360%
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$204
438GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 240 426 468 470 485 480 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 487
Mixed 384
SusWrite 428
101% 451 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 49.4
178% 66.7 MB/s
DQ Read 306
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 308
237% 320 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 116%
Great: 125%
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 (6th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
32.9% Below average
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 10.7
MC Mixed 8.5
29% 10.2 GB/s
SC Read 10.6
SC Write 10.7
SC Mixed 10.4
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 61
66% 61 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 32.9%
Great: 89%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A Builds (Compare 4,201 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,011
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