Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 84.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive74.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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-USB31  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150624
Uptime6.7 Days
Run DateMay 27 '18 at 21:39
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$175
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
84.8% Excellent
Memory 94.7
1-Core 114
2-Core 225
85% 145 Pts
4-Core 433
8-Core 434
59% 434 Pts
64-Core 433
29% 433 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 84.8%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$325
Asus(1043 04D9) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1025 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing below potential (74th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
50.5% Above average
Lighting 68
Reflection 60.9
Parallax 88
55% 72.3 fps
MRender 60.4
Gravity 55.2
Splatting 78.6
45% 64.7 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
291GB free
Firmware: MU01.4 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
69.4% Good
Read 499
Write 364
Mixed 399
94% 421 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 41
4K Mixed 22.9
81% 27.9 MB/s
DQ Read 24.3
DQ Write 70.2
DQ Mixed 17.8
22% 37.4 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 101%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$135
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
74.6% Very good
Read 493
Write 403
Mixed 414
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 51.7
4K Mixed 21.3
90% 32.2 MB/s
DQ Read 34.4
DQ Write 96.2
DQ Mixed 122
77% 84.1 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 74.6%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
64.2% Good
MC Read 22.6
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 20.5
63% 22.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 20
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 58.1
69% 58.1 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 64.2%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A-USB31 Builds (Compare 2,373 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $823
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