Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics26.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive46.1% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140711
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 07 '21 at 14:26
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790-$226
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Memory 88.3
1-Core 102
2-Core 207
78% 132 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 506
55% 424 Pts
64-Core 559
38% 559 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270-$140
CLim: 975 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 20.10.35.02
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
26.1% Poor
Lighting 33.6
Reflection 35.8
Parallax 42.6
27% 37.3 fps
MRender 30.1
Gravity 31
Splatting 24.2
25% 28.4 fps
Poor: 23%
This bench: 26.1%
Great: 26%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$69
80GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 600ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 93 83 86 88 85 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
46.1% Average
Read 235
Write 96.5
Mixed 149
SusWrite 87
31% 142 MB/s
4K Read 16
4K Write 52.9
4K Mixed 26.3
86% 31.7 MB/s
DQ Read 82.9
DQ Write 115
DQ Mixed 77.1
64% 91.6 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 74%
WD Red 2TB (2012)-$70
2TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 121 120 120 120 120 120 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
73.3% Very good
Read 135
Write 120
Mixed 85.5
SusWrite 120
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 73.3%
Great: 87%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB-$4
9GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 14 9.6 9.6 9.9 10 9.7 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
19.9% Very poor
Read 104
Write 10.3
Mixed 18.5
SusWrite 10.5
33% 35.9 MB/s
4K Read 10.7
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
40% 3.57 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 19.9%
Great: 23%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
56.4% Above average
MC Read 20.8
MC Write 20.2
MC Mixed 18
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 15.5
47% 16.4 GB/s
Latency 69.3
58% 69.3 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 56.4%
Great: 62%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
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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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