Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 34.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics91.4% 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 Drive79.5% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
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)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 08:26
Run Duration209 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
34.3% Below average
SC Int 28.7
SC Float 33.6
SC Mixed 44.6
28% 35.6 Pts
QC Int 109
QC Float 131
QC Mixed 128
28% 123 Pts
MC Int 516
MC Float 663
MC Mixed 680
92% 619 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$413
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
91.4% Outstanding
Lighting 182
Reflection 212
Parallax 348
75% 247 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 289
Splatting 235
104% 242 fps
Poor: 84%
This bench: 91.4%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$125
135GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
79.5% Very good
Read 499
Write 404
Mixed 420
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 37
4K Mixed 26
96% 30.5 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 99
DQ Mixed 66.2
64% 103 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 79.5%
Great: 115%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$60
929GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
66.8% Good
Read 122
Write 111
Mixed 104
84% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.17
86% 0.94 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 61%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$55
774GB free
Firmware: 05.00K05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
62.3% Good
Read 116
Write 100
Mixed 98.9
79% 105 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.59
4K Mixed 0.57
145% 1.32 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 78%
Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB (2016)-$98
373GB free
Firmware: CC41 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
96.3% Outstanding
Read 158
Write 177
Mixed 115
112% 150 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 5.33
4K Mixed 0.88
218% 2.25 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 96.3%
Great: 106%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$55
235GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
54.9% Above average
Read 108
Write 82.9
Mixed 96.8
72% 96 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.28
80% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 78%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2400C10 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2000 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
67.3% Good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 23.7
74% 25.8 GB/s
SC Read 7.9
SC Write 6.7
SC Mixed 12.8
26% 9.13 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 89%
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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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Gaming
Gaming 63%
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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: 74% - Very good Total price: $826
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