Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 109%
Desktop 73%
Workstation 64%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 96.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics137% 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 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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory7 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 02:42
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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-$384
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
96.7% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 138
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 470
103% 455 Pts
MC Int 667
MC Float 726
MC Mixed 715
105% 702 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 96.7%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$550
CLim: 2088 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
137% Outstanding
Lighting 424
Reflection 394
Parallax 446
134% 422 fps
MRender 252
Gravity 430
Splatting 275
139% 319 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 137%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
52GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
72.5% Very good
Read 154
Write 98.6
Mixed 105
89% 119 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.01
4K Mixed 0.16
72% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 105%
Toshiba DT01ACA050 500GB-$38
19GB free
Firmware: MS1OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
60.1% Good
Read 112
Write 97.4
Mixed 90.1
75% 99.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.17
70% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-12800CL9-4GBNT 1315 BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 12GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192 MB
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
44.3% Average
MC Read 14.8
MC Write 15.1
MC Mixed 13.2
41% 14.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 15.7
SC Mixed 14.6
41% 14.3 GB/s
Latency 59.2
68% 59.2 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 44.3%
Great: 60%
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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 2,299 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
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Workstation 59%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $839
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