Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 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 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive33% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB 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)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 12 '19 at 11:44
Run Duration136 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
89% Excellent
1-Core 139
2-Core 270
97% 204 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 695
75% 584 Pts
64-Core 689
46% 689 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 89%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk PLUS 480GB
288GB free (System drive)
Firmware: UG4500RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 331 3.9 24 58 182 46 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
33% Below average
Read 300
Write 194
Mixed 253
SusWrite 108
48% 213 MB/s
4K Read 15
4K Write 13.5
4K Mixed 11.1
44% 13.2 MB/s
DQ Read 12.5
DQ Write 33.4
DQ Mixed 13.4
13% 19.8 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 33%
Great: 59%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$105
405GB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 129 129 129 132 131 127 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
46.2% Average
Read 31.5
Write 79.5
Mixed 28.2
SusWrite 130
49% 67.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.3
77% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 110%
Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 1TB-$90
89GB free
Firmware: ST6OA31B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 64 64 66 64 64 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
40.6% Average
Read 76.5
Write 74.7
Mixed 42.5
SusWrite 64.5
47% 64.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
79.9% Very good
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 30.8
MC Mixed 25.2
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 22
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 51.4
78% 51.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 87%
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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 14,215 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $947
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