Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 89.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
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.
Run History
2 months ago, 1 month ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory8.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140711
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateMay 22 '21 at 00:29
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$175
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
89.6% Excellent
Memory 94.5
1-Core 130
2-Core 258
92% 161 Pts
4-Core 489
8-Core 493
67% 491 Pts
64-Core 455
30% 455 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 89.6%
Great: 90%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston HyperX Predator AHCI PCIe M.2 240GB-$141
35GB free (System drive)
Firmware: OC34L5TA Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,152
Write 627
Mixed 491
166% 757 MB/s
4K Read 40.2
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 42
171% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 458
DQ Write 134
DQ Mixed 72.8
112% 221 MB/s
Poor: 83% Great: 158%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$90
53GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 344 277 276 276 276 276 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
113% Outstanding
Read 468
Write 374
Mixed 408
SusWrite 288
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 43.3
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 55.5
194% 68.7 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 240
214% 323 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 113%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$24
70GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 68 77 74 75 103 88 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
51.8% Above average
Read 99.7
Write 78.7
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 80.6
59% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
142% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 71%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$24
225GB free
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 63 61 61 61 71 71 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
50.5% Above average
Read 111
Write 66.2
Mixed 68
SusWrite 64.7
57% 77.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
162% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1632 MHz
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
61.4% Good
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 22.6
MC Mixed 19.7
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 18.8
53% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 64%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $938
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