Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics65.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive108% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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)
Memory10.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJun 30 '18 at 12:11
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
87.5% Excellent
SC Int 129
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 129
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 405
QC Mixed 418
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 630
MC Float 670
MC Mixed 643
97% 648 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$330
CLim: 1443 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
65.4% Good
Lighting 196
Reflection 180
Parallax 217
63% 198 fps
MRender 152
Gravity 187
Splatting 128
67% 155 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$86
91GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 351 196 193 191 173 176 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 473
Write 448
Mixed 357
SusWrite 214
84% 373 MB/s
4K Read 40.8
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 58.7
193% 68.3 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 108%
Great: 124%
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC41
SusWrite @10s intervals: 185 187 188 186 185 189 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 196
Write 171
Mixed 28.1
SusWrite 187
105% 145 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 1.9
351% 2.7 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 110%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
MC Read 31.6
MC Write 32
MC Mixed 26.8
86% 30.1 GB/s
SC Read 21.6
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 26.5
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 48.3
83% 48.3 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 86%
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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 8,685 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $924
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $360Nvidia GTX 1070 $344Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $86
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $260Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $110
Intel Core i5-8600K $260AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $135
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $150SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $899SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $33Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $160SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $11
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