Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 57.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics77% 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 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory28.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit couleurs, 1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180418
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateJun 05 '19 at 21:17
Run Duration236 Seconds
Run User CHE-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
57.8% Above average
1-Core 113
2-Core 210
77% 161 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 472
51% 394 Pts
64-Core 528
35% 528 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 418.91
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
77% Very good
Lighting 244
Reflection 219
Parallax 238
75% 234 fps
MRender 165
Gravity 225
Splatting 154
79% 182 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 77%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$139
215GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1655 1542 1478 1435 1389 1349 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
292% Outstanding
Read 2,310
Write 1789
Mixed 921
SusWrite 1,474
362% 1,624 MB/s
4K Read 46.3
4K Write 146
4K Mixed 65
231% 85.7 MB/s
DQ Read 926
DQ Write 782
DQ Mixed 826
627% 845 MB/s
Poor: 178%
This bench: 292%
Great: 359%
Liteon CV3-8D128-11 SATA 128GB
84GB free
Firmware: T87110D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 227 139 138 136 137 137 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
101% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 465
Mixed 401
SusWrite 152
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 42.3
4K Write 88.8
4K Mixed 53.1
179% 61.4 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 290
232% 326 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 101%
Great: 85%
WD Red 4TB (2013)-$106
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 141 138 142 144 143 142 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Read 149
Write 147
Mixed 94.3
SusWrite 142
98% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 1
196% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 102%
WD Purple Surveillance 4TB (2017)-$104
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 161 161 166 167 165 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
89.5% Excellent
Read 148
Write 153
Mixed 79.3
SusWrite 164
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 89.5%
Great: 100%
SK hynix SC308 SATA 128GB
32GB free
Firmware: 30001P10
SusWrite @10s intervals: 126 126 126 126 127 126 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Poor: 73% Great: 73%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
60.6% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 18.8
60% 20.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.2
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 20
54% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 65.2
61% 65.2 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 73%
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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%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

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