Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 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 80.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics60% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive46.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
High background CPU (30%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 13 '17 at 20:58
Run Duration156 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 30%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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-$339
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 116
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 389
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 385
90% 398 Pts
MC Int 587
MC Float 619
MC Mixed 629
92% 612 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.66
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
60% Good
Lighting 180
Reflection 168
Parallax 190
56% 180 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 175
Splatting 128
74% 150 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 60%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Premier SP550 120GB-$60
11GB free
Firmware: O1230C Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
46.3% Average
Read 475
Write 43.9
Mixed 210
52% 243 MB/s
4K Read 22.7
4K Write 46.9
4K Mixed 12
75% 27.2 MB/s
DQ Read 22.6
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 31.6
34% 55 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 73%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$47
596GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
61.2% Good
Read 110
Write 103
Mixed 90.1
76% 101 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.07
4K Mixed 0.38
112% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 63%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$48
337GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
75.9% Very good
Read 142
Write 122
Mixed 136
101% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.29
105% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-12800CL9-4GBXL Kingston 9905474-059.A00LF 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBXL 12GB
1600, 1333, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
33.9% Below average
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 11.6
MC Mixed 10.4
32% 11.1 GB/s
SC Read 9.7
SC Write 11
SC Mixed 10.4
30% 10.4 GB/s
Latency 75.6
53% 75.6 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 33.9%
Great: 48%
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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-USB31 Builds (Compare 1,908 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $928
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