Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
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 (66th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$349
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
75.1% Very good
1-Core 113
2-Core 219
78% 166 Pts
4-Core 432
8-Core 591
67% 511 Pts
64-Core 580
39% 580 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 570-$130
Sapphire(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: 49%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$21
85GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 107 79 105 122 129 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th 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: 23%
This bench: 50%
Great: 77%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$38
661GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 162 161 163 160 161 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st 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: 54%
This bench: 92.5%
Great: 115%
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 12,406 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $983
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