Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 84.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics66.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 05 '19 at 16:21
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
84.8% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 113
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 441
QC Float 437
QC Mixed 432
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 557
MC Float 593
MC Mixed 580
86% 576 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 84.8%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$150
Device(1DA2 E353) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1284 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 19.1.1
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
66.4% Good
Lighting 193
Reflection 173
Parallax 259
67% 208 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 187
Splatting 127
66% 152 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 107 79 105 122 129 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
50% Above average
Read 69.7
Write 96
Mixed 41
SusWrite 105
57% 77.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.7
124% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 50%
Great: 76%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
661GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 162 161 163 160 161 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
92.5% Outstanding
Read 161
Write 158
Mixed 81.8
SusWrite 162
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
164% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1866C10D3/4G KHX1866C10D3/4G 99P5474-032.A00LF 12GB
1333, 1333, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
46.7% Average
MC Read 16.5
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 13.2
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 17.5
SC Mixed 16.1
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
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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 10,679 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: $986
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