Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory21.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime2.4 Days
Run DateJun 20 '19 at 11:32
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
74.8% Very good
1-Core 134
2-Core 236
89% 185 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 678
69% 547 Pts
64-Core 665
45% 665 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
EVGA(3842 3979) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
52.5% Above average
Lighting 204
Reflection 190
Parallax 205
53% 199 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 196
Splatting 133
52% 162 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
197GB free
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 387 398 414 408 405 416 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 456
Write 458
Mixed 381
SusWrite 405
96% 425 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 47.6
168% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 373
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 257
220% 324 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 111%
Great: 112%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
391GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 390 404 420 412 409 423 MB/s
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 496
Write 468
Mixed 402
SusWrite 410
100% 444 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 61.6
211% 75.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 360
271% 363 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 127%
Great: 135%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$79
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 88 113 161 168 135 MB/s
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
Read 172
Write 184
Mixed 75.7
SusWrite 131
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.9
155% 1 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 115%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC61
SusWrite @10s intervals: 197 194 196 198 196 197 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 193
Write 194
Mixed 84
SusWrite 196
122% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 1
170% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 112%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
69.3% Good
MC Read 25.3
MC Write 25.3
MC Mixed 21.7
69% 24.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 22
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 55.8
72% 55.8 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 75%
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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 4,457 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $804
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