Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics33.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive76.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 1 month old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (52%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140508
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 01 '17 at 00:58
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User RUS-User
Background CPU 52%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th 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 i7-4770K-$450
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
68.1% Good
SC Int 98.7
SC Float 95.7
SC Mixed 94.1
77% 96.2 Pts
QC Int 321
QC Float 333
QC Mixed 330
74% 328 Pts
MC Int 542
MC Float 573
MC Mixed 565
84% 560 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 68.1%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$265
CLim: 2025 MHz, MLim: 2052 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 372.70
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
33.9% Below average
Lighting 84.2
Reflection 91.9
Parallax 86.7
26% 87.6 fps
MRender 78.2
Gravity 112
Splatting 85.3
40% 91.9 fps
Poor: 65%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 79%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 335 Series 240GB-$216
21GB free
Firmware: 335u Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
76.9% Very good
Read 470
Write 258
Mixed 320
77% 349 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 17.1
113% 44.5 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 180
DQ Mixed 66.2
91% 168 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 76.9%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2016)-$108
2.5TB free
Firmware: 0001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
69.1% Good
Read 139
Write 102
Mixed 77.7
79% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.26
90% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 103%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$88
36GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
51% Above average
Read 89.6
Write 88.2
Mixed 57
58% 78.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.48
97% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 51%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-057.A00LF Hynix HMT125U6TFR8C-H9 Hynix HMT125U6TFR8C-H9 12GB
1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 2048, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
44.3% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 17.2
MC Mixed 13.4
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 12.8
SC Mixed 9.9
31% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 76.7
52% 76.7 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 44%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,034
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