Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 90.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics27.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive109% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory1.8 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 01:02
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th 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 i5-4690-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
90.2% Outstanding
SC Int 123
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 121
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 479
QC Float 486
QC Mixed 474
109% 480 Pts
MC Int 485
MC Float 492
MC Mixed 479
73% 485 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 460-$104
CLim: 1220 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.3.1
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
27.4% Poor
Lighting 71.1
Reflection 70.9
Parallax 74.4
22% 72.1 fps
MRender 64.7
Gravity 78.6
Splatting 80.1
31% 74.5 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 27.4%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Thnsn5128gpu7 TOSHIBA 128GB
119GB free
Firmware: 57MB4102
4KALIGNED
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Poor: 62% Great: 77%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$99
100GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 415
Mixed 422
100% 450 MB/s
4K Read 47.7
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 28.6
168% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 276
DQ Mixed 28.1
99% 219 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 109%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 1x4GB
1 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1710 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
37% Below average
MC Read 11.5
MC Write 12.1
MC Mixed 10.7
33% 11.4 GB/s
SC Read 11.4
SC Write 12.2
SC Mixed 12
34% 11.9 GB/s
Latency 53.6
75% 53.6 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 37%
Great: 36%
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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 2,137 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $933
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