Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
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 95.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
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 Drive130% 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.
Very high background CPU (39%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 20 '18 at 15:45
Run Duration261 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 39%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
SC Int 132
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 525
QC Float 514
QC Mixed 495
116% 511 Pts
MC Int 525
MC Float 505
MC Mixed 514
77% 515 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Lighting 356
Reflection 307
Parallax 324
106% 329 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 314
Splatting 241
109% 255 fps
Poor: 75%
This bench: 108%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$46
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 452 559 383 222 221 214 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
130% Outstanding
Read 563
Write 604
Mixed 573
SusWrite 342
117% 520 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 51.7
188% 70.6 MB/s
DQ Read 702
DQ Write 611
DQ Mixed 584
458% 633 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 130%
Great: 142%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$130
84GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 270 265 273 273 265 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 476
Mixed 408
SusWrite 269
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 62.5
221% 79.9 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 230
209% 319 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 121%
Great: 117%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$103
465GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 269 353 390 440 441 425 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 475
Mixed 409
SusWrite 386
100% 445 MB/s
4K Read 50.2
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 70.3
240% 86.4 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 359
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 135%
Great: 135%
Samsung FIT USB 3.0 32GB-$13
30GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 21 22 21 22 21 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
29.1% Poor
Read 149
Write 23
Mixed 63
SusWrite 22.5
68% 64.4 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 2.4
114% 2.37 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 29.1%
Great: 78%
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)
64% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 23.3
MC Mixed 20.2
62% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 23
SC Mixed 19.1
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 56.3
71% 56.3 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 64%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $868
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