Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 131%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 99.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics170% 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 Drive112% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 15 '18 at 01:12
Run Duration194 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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-$352
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
99.5% Outstanding
SC Int 137
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 539
QC Float 508
QC Mixed 494
116% 514 Pts
MC Int 696
MC Float 744
MC Mixed 732
108% 724 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 99.5%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$799
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2983 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
170% Outstanding
Lighting 554
Reflection 540
Parallax 588
175% 561 fps
MRender 274
Gravity 551
Splatting 298
166% 374 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 170%
Great: 179%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$219
146GB free
Firmware: 2B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 691
Write 527
Mixed 541
130% 586 MB/s
4K Read 45.8
4K Write 95.6
4K Mixed 24.4
151% 55.3 MB/s
DQ Read 37.5
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 186
146% 191 MB/s
Poor: 178%
This bench: 112%
Great: 279%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 173
Mixed 164
130% 173 MB/s
4K Read 1.25
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 0.32
136% 1.39 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 102%
Great: 105%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 168
Write 178
Mixed 163
128% 170 MB/s
4K Read 1.29
4K Write 2.73
4K Mixed 0.35
144% 1.46 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 105%
Seagate FireCuda 2.5" 2TB-$89
1TB free
Firmware: SDM1 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
55.9% Above average
Read 114
Write 80.8
Mixed 70.1
66% 88.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.91
4K Write 0.95
4K Mixed 0.51
112% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 55.9%
Great: 62%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$70
140GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
70.6% Very good
Read 133
Write 113
Mixed 123
93% 123 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 2.24
4K Mixed 0.28
95% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 70.6%
Great: 104%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2133 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
79.1% Very good
MC Read 28.6
MC Write 29.1
MC Mixed 25
79% 27.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.7
SC Write 25.3
SC Mixed 24.5
66% 23.2 GB/s
Latency 50.4
79% 50.4 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 79.1%
Great: 79%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $817
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