Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 128%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 120%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 100%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics157% 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 Drive213% 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)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 27 '18 at 05:35
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st 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 way above expectations (99th percentile)
100% Outstanding
SC Int 133
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 518
QC Float 522
QC Mixed 527
118% 522 Pts
MC Int 523
MC Float 523
MC Mixed 527
79% 524 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 100%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$675
CLim: 1923 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 397.31
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
157% Outstanding
Lighting 509
Reflection 501
Parallax 547
162% 519 fps
MRender 260
Gravity 501
Splatting 280
153% 347 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 157%
Great: 177%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$253
242GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 408
Mixed 415
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 47.1
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 49.5
189% 66.1 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 130
147% 251 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 117%
Great: 133%
Samsung 850 Evo 2TB-$630
180GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 410
Mixed 426
100% 449 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 34.2
164% 59.7 MB/s
DQ Read 348
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 184
172% 269 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 108%
Great: 135%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$94
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
213% Outstanding
Read 1,879
Write 1,143
Mixed 1,165
308% 1,396 MB/s
4K Read 56.2
4K Write 127
4K Mixed 28.4
189% 70.7 MB/s
DQ Read 411
DQ Write 205
DQ Mixed 98.3
129% 238 MB/s
Poor: 142%
This bench: 213%
Great: 232%
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 (99th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
MC Read 32.5
MC Write 33.6
MC Mixed 28.6
90% 31.6 GB/s
SC Read 21.3
SC Write 24.6
SC Mixed 26.4
69% 24.1 GB/s
Latency 48.7
82% 48.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 86%
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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
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

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