Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
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. 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 65.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics42.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive51.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 months 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 (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory0.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140423
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 27 '19 at 20:33
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
65.1% Good
1-Core 100
2-Core 199
70% 150 Pts
4-Core 359
8-Core 372
50% 366 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 65.1%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
Asus(1043 0470) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1260 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 16.12.1
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
42.7% Average
Lighting 173
Reflection 150
Parallax 262
46% 195 fps
MRender 118
Gravity 154
Splatting 168
43% 147 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 49%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 480GB-$300
180GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 105 161 62 66 139 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
51.3% Above average
Read 327
Write 53.3
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 106
30% 137 MB/s
4K Read 17.7
4K Write 69.1
4K Mixed 14.8
82% 33.9 MB/s
DQ Read 282
DQ Write 59.3
DQ Mixed 123
102% 155 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
78% Very good
MC Read 28.7
MC Write 30.7
MC Mixed 26.5
82% 28.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 20
53% 18.5 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 78%
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 14,123 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $957
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