Asus Z97-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 90.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive110% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140707
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJun 27 '21 at 14:05
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
Memory 97.1
1-Core 132
2-Core 264
94% 164 Pts
4-Core 455
8-Core 699
74% 577 Pts
64-Core 698
47% 698 Pts
Poor: 69%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 93%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD370S 256GB-$156
86GB free (System drive)
Firmware: O0919A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 352 307 243 305 311 263 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 517
Write 466
Mixed 337
SusWrite 297
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 39.6
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 54.3
188% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 281
DQ Write 302
DQ Mixed 197
174% 260 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 110%
Great: 112%
Crucial MX500 500GB-$55
281GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 456 460 464 463 447 388 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 476
Mixed 450
SusWrite 446
106% 472 MB/s
4K Read 41.6
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 58.2
201% 73 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 352
DQ Mixed 293
241% 344 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 127%
Great: 125%
WD Green 4TB (2013)-$136
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 33 33 33 33 33 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
44.6% Average
Read 122
Write 31.5
Mixed 30.2
SusWrite 33.3
40% 54.3 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.6
118% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 87%
Toshiba X300 4TB-$105
1TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 144 143 150 139 146 147 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
Read 137
Write 140
Mixed 64.4
SusWrite 145
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 2.2
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
255% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
MC Read 32.2
MC Write 33
MC Mixed 27.7
88% 31 GB/s
SC Read 22.4
SC Write 24.5
SC Mixed 27.3
71% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 49.9
80% 49.9 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 88%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 0 7 6 144 0" 1280 720
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Gaming
Gaming 45%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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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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