Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 86.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics34.2% 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 Drive85% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory13.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140620
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 25 '21 at 12:28
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 20%
Watch Gameplay: 1050-Ti + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4770K-$300
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
86.8% Excellent
Memory 96.1
1-Core 112
2-Core 248
88% 152 Pts
4-Core 418
8-Core 663
69% 541 Pts
64-Core 662
44% 662 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 86.8%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
34.2% Below average
Lighting 42.8
Reflection 41.4
Parallax 39.4
35% 41.2 fps
MRender 38.3
Gravity 42.5
Splatting 27.7
34% 36.2 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 34.2%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 520 Series 180GB-$300
133GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 400i
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 164 165 168 165 160 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
85% Excellent
Read 351
Write 181
Mixed 232
SusWrite 161
52% 231 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 41
164% 63.7 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 209
167% 237 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 85%
Great: 89%
Verbatim Store n Go V3 USB 3.0 16GB-$7
7GB free, PID 0243
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.6 6.7 8.1 8 8.4 8.4 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
7.11% Terrible
Read 25.3
Write 13.1
Mixed 2.5
SusWrite 8
14% 12.2 MB/s
4K Read 7.2
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
27% 2.4 MB/s
Poor: 7%
This bench: 7.11%
Great: 34%
VendorCo ProductCode 32GB
13GB free, PID 5678
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 6.1 7.2 7.9 5.2 7.5 7.4 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
5.63% Terrible
Read 22.1
Write 3.5
Mixed 9
SusWrite 6.9
11% 10.4 MB/s
4K Read 3.9
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
14% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 5.63%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Savage DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 2000 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
41.5% Average
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 13.8
MC Mixed 11.6
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 14.2
SC Mixed 12.6
37% 13.1 GB/s
Latency 53.7
74% 53.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 41.5%
Great: 86%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
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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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