Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Gaming 79%
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 51%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (91st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 9 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 101%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics80.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive57.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory6.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150424
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 02 '17 at 22:50
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing way above expectations (91st 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-$232
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
101% Outstanding
SC Int 135
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 135
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 532
QC Float 516
QC Mixed 535
120% 528 Pts
MC Int 524
MC Float 523
MC Mixed 537
79% 528 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 101%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780 Ti-$410
EVGA(3842 2884) 3GB
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1827 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Lighting 225
Reflection 196
Parallax 301
78% 241 fps
MRender 184
Gravity 248
Splatting 132
83% 188 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Micron C400 RealSSD 128GB
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 040H Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
57.9% Above average
Read 436
Write 182
Mixed 257
64% 292 MB/s
4K Read 25.3
4K Write 97.8
4K Mixed 4.66
96% 42.6 MB/s
DQ Read 29.3
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 4.64
22% 46.7 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 68%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$35
403GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
62.1% Good
Read 112
Write 105
Mixed 113
83% 110 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.27
81% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1800 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
73.8% Very good
MC Read 25.8
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 23.5
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 20.4
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 23.2
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 49
82% 49 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 64%
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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 8,256 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 59%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $775
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