Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 88.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics108% 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 Drive210% 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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory8.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMar 20 '18 at 21:58
Run Duration235 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 0.8 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
88.9% Excellent
SC Int 129
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 445
99% 435 Pts
MC Int 501
MC Float 493
MC Mixed 492
74% 495 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 88.9%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
Zotac(19DA 1396) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1607 MHz, MLim: 1805 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.24
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 347
Reflection 275
Parallax 344
107% 322 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 320
Splatting 228
109% 252 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 108%
Great: 111%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 2TB-$630
184GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 515
Write 410
Mixed 421
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 99.7
4K Mixed 32.3
160% 58.4 MB/s
DQ Read 319
DQ Write 266
DQ Mixed 170
160% 251 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 106%
Great: 135%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$94
124GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
210% Outstanding
Read 2,097
Write 1,160
Mixed 1,178
326% 1,478 MB/s
4K Read 53.8
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 22.3
175% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 56.9
DQ Write 201
DQ Mixed 21.2
47% 93 MB/s
Poor: 142%
This bench: 210%
Great: 232%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$253
40GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 399
Mixed 409
98% 439 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 47.4
183% 64.6 MB/s
DQ Read 47.5
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 119
102% 143 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 108%
Great: 133%
Sony DSC 64GB
1GB free, PID 07fd
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
12.6% Very poor
Read 22.6
Write 8.51
Mixed 11.8
16% 14.3 MB/s
4K Read 3.05
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 1.14
124% 2.12 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 12.6%
Great: 13%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
84.7% Excellent
MC Read 29.7
MC Write 32.9
MC Mixed 28.2
86% 30.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.9
SC Write 23.9
SC Mixed 24.2
63% 22 GB/s
Latency 49.8
80% 49.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 84.7%
Great: 86%
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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 3,056 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $780
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