Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 87.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics74.8% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 23:02
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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-$339
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
SC Int 130
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 120
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 431
97% 430 Pts
MC Int 642
MC Float 693
MC Mixed 679
100% 671 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
Zotac(19DA 1368) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1668 MHz, MLim: 1810 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.76
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
74.8% Very good
Lighting 244
Reflection 206
Parallax 226
71% 225 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 219
Splatting 144
82% 175 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 71%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
135GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 69% Great: 117%
Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB
3.5TB free
Firmware: 0911 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5980 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
79.2% Very good
Read 174
Write 99.8
Mixed 90.5
90% 121 MB/s
4K Read 1.06
4K Write 7.66
4K Mixed 0.51
243% 3.08 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 79.2%
Great: 84%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
787GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
89.1% Excellent
Read 160
Write 150
Mixed 162
119% 157 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.65
4K Mixed 0.32
114% 1.23 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 89.1%
Great: 106%
Apple HDD TOSHIBA MK50 500GB
313GB free
Firmware: GV201B Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
37.7% Below average
Read 65
Write 66.3
Mixed 66.7
50% 66 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.26
4K Mixed 0.27
65% 0.61 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 37.7%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB-$119
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
87.6% Excellent
MC Read 32.3
MC Write 32.8
MC Mixed 27.2
88% 30.8 GB/s
SC Read 21.5
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 27.5
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 46.1
87% 46.1 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 89%
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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 2,039 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $926
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