Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 81%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics60.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime3.8 Days
Run DateAug 11 '18 at 01:54
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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-$352
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
81% Excellent
SC Int 129
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 126
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 367
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 634
MC Float 683
MC Mixed 670
99% 662 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 81%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Nvidia(10DE 1131) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
60.7% Good
Lighting 182
Reflection 169
Parallax 188
57% 180 fps
MRender 147
Gravity 175
Splatting 120
64% 147 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 60.7%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 442
Write 437
Mixed 363
92% 414 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 46.5
178% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 363
273% 364 MB/s
Poor: 70% Great: 124%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$39
26GB free
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 109 109 137 117 112 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
62.2% Good
Read 101
Write 82.3
Mixed 64.3
SusWrite 116
67% 90.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.9
173% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
83.6% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 31.9
MC Mixed 26.6
84% 29.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.1
SC Write 24.1
SC Mixed 25.1
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 48.5
82% 48.5 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 87%
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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 2,911 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $817
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CPUGPUSSD
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $120
Intel Core i5-8600K $245AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $155SanDisk Extreme 64GB $80
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $901SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $175SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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