Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics87.2% 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 Drive116% 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)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150624
Uptime2 Days
Run DateSep 17 '18 at 14:48
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
1-Core 131
2-Core 259
92% 195 Pts
4-Core 510
8-Core 512
70% 511 Pts
64-Core 509
34% 509 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$370
CLim: 2075 MHz, MLim: 2039 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
87.2% Excellent
Lighting 353
Reflection 306
Parallax 333
90% 331 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 319
Splatting 245
83% 258 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 87.2%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$40
67GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 444 217 221 220 224 220 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 555
Write 634
Mixed 495
SusWrite 258
109% 485 MB/s
4K Read 32.4
4K Write 93.2
4K Mixed 50
162% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 707
DQ Write 504
DQ Mixed 499
402% 570 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 116%
Great: 140%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
83GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 268 269 264 271 271 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 472
Mixed 450
SusWrite 278
96% 427 MB/s
4K Read 47.2
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 60.1
212% 75.6 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 235
212% 321 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 119%
Great: 117%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
465GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 342 447 443 455 453 454 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 492
Mixed 382
SusWrite 432
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 49.1
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 67.7
230% 82.1 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 134%
Great: 134%
Samsung FIT USB 3.0 32GB-$13
23GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 29 22 22 22 22 21 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
13.2% Very poor
Read 32.2
Write 24.2
Mixed 35.3
SusWrite 22.9
38% 28.6 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 1.9
108% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 13.2%
Great: 81%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
63.5% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 19.9
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 20.3
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 56.9
70% 56.9 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 63.5%
Great: 64%
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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 4,552 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

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