Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38.6% 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 Drive93.5% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory25.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 22:40
Run Duration254 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 i5-4590-$240
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
73.7% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 102
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 379
QC Float 389
QC Mixed 382
87% 383 Pts
MC Int 393
MC Float 391
MC Mixed 387
59% 390 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
EVGA(3842 3968) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
38.6% Below average
Lighting 141
Reflection 113
Parallax 123
42% 126 fps
MRender 66.3
Gravity 110
Splatting 75.2
36% 83.7 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$154
163GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 402
Mixed 413
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 89.7
4K Mixed 39.1
165% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 358
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 106
137% 246 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 109%
Great: 118%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
26GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
93.5% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 401
Mixed 409
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 41.5
4K Write 86.1
4K Mixed 26.8
143% 51.4 MB/s
DQ Read 44.9
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 26.4
58% 111 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 93.5%
Great: 117%
Seagate BUP BK 4TB
659GB free
Firmware: 0304
4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
39.4% Below average
Read 59.7
Write 75.6
Mixed 48.8
46% 61.4 MB/s
4K Read 1.48
4K Write 5.64
4K Mixed 0.49
220% 2.54 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 39.4%
Great: 67%
WD My Passport 0810 1TB
217GB free, PID 0810
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
32.5% Below average
Read 103
Write 49.6
Mixed 52.9
78% 68.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.15
4K Mixed 0.27
84% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 32.5%
Great: 44%
WD Elements 2TB
179GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
32% Below average
Read 74.8
Write 74.2
Mixed 63.7
90% 70.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.19
62% 0.74 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 32%
Great: 45%
WD My Passport 2TB
110GB free, PID 0748
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
36.9% Below average
Read 84.6
Write 86.7
Mixed 69.4
102% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.24
72% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
56.7% Above average
MC Read 18.5
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 18.9
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 18.6
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 70.8
56% 70.8 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 56.7%
Great: 63%
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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 1,667 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $815
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