Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics75.3% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory6.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150818
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 22:38
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 113
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 438
QC Mixed 433
99% 436 Pts
MC Int 436
MC Float 441
MC Mixed 433
65% 437 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$270
MSI(1462 8C9A) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1949 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
75.3% Very good
Lighting 229
Reflection 207
Parallax 248
73% 228 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 212
Splatting 170
77% 180 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75.3%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$40
598GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
92.3% Outstanding
Read 151
Write 170
Mixed 58.8
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.89
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.25
101% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 92.3%
Great: 112%
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB-$50
348GB free
Firmware: JP4OA39C Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
59.1% Above average
Read 104
Write 102
Mixed 79.2
71% 95 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.33
4K Mixed 0.43
102% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 75%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
341GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
74% Very good
Read 130
Write 127
Mixed 98.5
89% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 2.67
4K Mixed 0.14
107% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 74%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5402-435.A00LF 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
51.9% Above average
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 15.9
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 18.9
SC Mixed 16.3
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 67.2
60% 67.2 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 52%
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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 2,930 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $773
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