Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 126%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 110%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics153% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive95.5% 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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory30 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 04:33
Run Duration178 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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-$338
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
110% Outstanding
SC Int 147
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 144
116% 146 Pts
QC Int 553
QC Float 570
QC Mixed 561
127% 562 Pts
MC Int 733
MC Float 781
MC Mixed 770
114% 762 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 110%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$495
EVGA(3842 6288) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 2138 MHz, MaxM: 2702 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
153% Outstanding
Lighting 505
Reflection 414
Parallax 506
152% 475 fps
MRender 266
Gravity 474
Splatting 280
139% 340 fps
Poor: 91%
This bench: 153%
Great: 148%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
204GB free
Firmware: MU02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
95.5% Outstanding
Read 525
Write 328
Mixed 391
92% 414 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 32.8
147% 58.8 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 289
DQ Mixed 48.1
88% 170 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 95.5%
Great: 97%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$120
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 67% Great: 110%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$120
2.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 67% Great: 110%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$67
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
91.7% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 151
Mixed 132
113% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 2.43
4K Mixed 0.27
108% 1.16 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 91.7%
Great: 86%
Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB
465GB free
Firmware: 0223
4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
61% Good
Read 106
Write 107
Mixed 101
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.39
104% 0.98 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 61%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16G-D3-1866-MR 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
72.7% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 22.1
70% 24.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 27.6
SC Mixed 24.3
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 51.4
78% 51.4 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 72.7%
Great: 73%
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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 1,695 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: 77% - Very good Total price: $836
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