Asus X501A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 21%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 17.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics1.83% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
CPU throttled at 48% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
SystemAsus X501A  (all builds)
MotherboardASUSTeK X501A
Memory1.9 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20121203
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 12 '18 at 14:59
Run Duration280 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%
CPU Throttled 48%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 i3-3120M-$38
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
17.9% Very poor
SC Int 32.2
SC Float 32.9
SC Mixed 32.4
26% 32.5 Pts
QC Int 82.5
QC Float 83.3
QC Mixed 80.6
19% 82.1 Pts
MC Int 83.8
MC Float 81.3
MC Mixed 83.7
12% 82.9 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 17.9%
Great: 39%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Asus(1043 14F7) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.3308
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
1.83% Terrible
Lighting 0.1
Reflection 8.3
Parallax 5.2
1% 4.53 fps
MRender 6.6
Gravity 4
Splatting 10.5
3% 7.03 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.83%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 500GB-$34
379GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AX002J
SusWrite @10s intervals: 92 99 97 65 96 94 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
53.9% Above average
Read 97.6
Write 92.5
Mixed 30.1
SusWrite 90.3
56% 77.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.5
104% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5273DH0-CK0 1x4GB
1 of 4 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
30.4% Below average
MC Read 11.5
MC Write 10.5
MC Mixed 9.9
30% 10.6 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 6.1
SC Mixed 7.5
20% 6.93 GB/s
Latency 95.8
42% 95.8 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 30.4%
Great: 34%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical X501A Builds (Compare 124 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Asus X501A

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 35% - Below average Total price: $190
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