Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 62.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics14% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive88% 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.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1280 x 800 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140711
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 08 '17 at 06:49
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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-$235
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
62.1% Good
SC Int 87.3
SC Float 90.6
SC Mixed 86.4
70% 88.1 Pts
QC Int 320
QC Float 320
QC Mixed 319
72% 320 Pts
MC Int 346
MC Float 342
MC Mixed 343
52% 344 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 6850
Sapphire(174B E174) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1004
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
14% Very poor
Lighting 49.7
Reflection 33.6
Parallax 48.8
15% 44 fps
MRender 23.1
Gravity 33.3
Splatting 38.5
13% 31.6 fps
Poor: 14%
This bench: 14%
Great: 16%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$150
8GB free
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
88% Excellent
Read 489
Write 343
Mixed 350
87% 394 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 62.8
4K Mixed 23.8
119% 41.1 MB/s
DQ Read 331
DQ Write 219
DQ Mixed 79.7
112% 210 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 88%
Great: 97%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$65
140GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
64.9% Good
Read 107
Write 119
Mixed 122
88% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.23
97% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 64.9%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
26.5% Poor
MC Read 8.6
MC Write 9.2
MC Mixed 7.7
24% 8.5 GB/s
SC Read 7
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 7.5
21% 7.5 GB/s
Latency 79.2
50% 79.2 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 26.5%
Great: 35%
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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 4,228 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,066
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