Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 96.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics105% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive84.7% 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)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 23 '16 at 03:34
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
96.6% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 132
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 486
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 616
MC Float 682
MC Mixed 667
98% 655 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 96.6%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
EVGA(3842 4996) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvd3dumx Ver. 21.21.13.6909
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
105% Outstanding
Lighting 334
Reflection 308
Parallax 379
108% 340 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 305
Splatting 201
103% 237 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 105%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SHSS37A480G 480GB
99GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM00.U Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
84.7% Excellent
Read 519
Write 442
Mixed 487
108% 483 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 13.3
118% 51.6 MB/s
DQ Read 30.4
DQ Write 119
DQ Mixed 12.5
28% 53.9 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 111%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC25 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 176
Mixed 174
134% 178 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 1.75
4K Mixed 0.24
92% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 104%
Great: 115%
Lexar JumpDrive S25 USB 3.0 64GB-$22
39GB free, PID a838
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
41.5% Average
Read 145
Write 76
Mixed 79.4
115% 100 MB/s
4K Read 4.86
4K Write 0.89
4K Mixed 0.71
72% 2.15 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 39%
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 @ 2448 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
MC Read 32.6
MC Write 33.1
MC Mixed 26.9
88% 30.9 GB/s
SC Read 22.6
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 27.6
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 51.3
78% 51.3 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 87.2%
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 7,188 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $781
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