Asus X556UQK

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 45.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 93% 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.
SystemAsus X556UQK  (all builds)
MotherboardASUSTeK X556UQK
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161024
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 18:51
Run Duration69 Seconds
Run User GEO-User
Background CPU 15%
CPU Throttled 93%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i7-7500U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
45.2% Average
SC Int 45.6
SC Float 47.9
SC Mixed 62.8
42% 52.1 Pts
QC Int 217
QC Float 248
QC Mixed 234
53% 233 Pts
MC Int 198
MC Float 244
MC Mixed 232
34% 225 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 63%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST1000LM035-1RK172 1TB
662GB free
Firmware: SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
58.3% Above average
Read 98.7
Write 104
Mixed 57.1
64% 86.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.39
122% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8ATF1G64HZ-2G3B1 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR4 2400 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (74th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
38.8% Below average
MC Read 14
MC Write 13.9
MC Mixed 10.6
37% 12.8 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 14.3
SC Mixed 12
34% 12 GB/s
Latency 72
56% 72 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 42%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical X556UQK Builds (Compare 1,163 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 50%
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Workstation
Workstation 27%
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System: Asus X556UQK

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