Asus K501UW

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 35.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics23.7% 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 Drive76.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 96% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
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(Only the first run influences device rankings)
SystemAsus K501UW  (all builds)
MotherboardASUSTeK K501UW
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160913
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 00:56
Run Duration102 Seconds
Run User JAM-User
Background CPU 27%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 i7-6500U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
35.6% Below average
SC Int 66.9
SC Float 75.1
SC Mixed 67.6
56% 69.9 Pts
QC Int 150
QC Float 158
QC Mixed 152
35% 153 Pts
MC Int 170
MC Float 186
MC Mixed 180
27% 179 Pts
Poor: 29%
This bench: 35.6%
Great: 54%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960M
Asus(1043 11E0) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8541
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
23.7% Poor
Lighting 77.3
Reflection 46.9
Parallax 66.7
23% 63.6 fps
MRender 53.1
Gravity 72.3
Splatting 41.8
24% 55.7 fps
Poor: 15%
This bench: 23.7%
Great: 23%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HFS512G39MND-3510A 512GB
251GB free
Firmware: 20400P00 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
76.2% Very good
Read 517
Write 450
Mixed 474
107% 481 MB/s
4K Read 25.9
4K Write 63.3
4K Mixed 13.8
90% 34.3 MB/s
DQ Read 24.1
DQ Write 58
DQ Mixed 13.7
18% 31.9 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 94%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A1K43BB0-CPB 1315 CT8G4SFD8213.C16FBD1 16GB
2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
69.5% Good
MC Read 23.9
MC Write 27.1
MC Mixed 23.4
71% 24.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 20.3
57% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 72.1
56% 72.1 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 69.5%
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 K501UW Builds (Compare 181 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft

System: Asus K501UW

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