Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 87.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics87.1% 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 Drive112% 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)
Memory13.6 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 15:53
Run Duration255 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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 (95th percentile)
87.8% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 261
92% 195 Pts
4-Core 499
8-Core 516
69% 508 Pts
64-Core 513
34% 513 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 87.8%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$369
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Lighting 355
Reflection 309
Parallax 348
91% 337 fps
MRender 208
Gravity 314
Splatting 232
82% 252 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$41
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 542 546 433 233 219 235 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 406
Write 362
Mixed 525
SusWrite 368
94% 415 MB/s
4K Read 29.2
4K Write 88.2
4K Mixed 41
144% 52.8 MB/s
DQ Read 689
DQ Write 624
DQ Mixed 574
453% 629 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 112%
Great: 140%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
84GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 315 263 270 270 261 272 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 453
Mixed 426
SusWrite 275
93% 415 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 58.9
210% 76.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 231
209% 319 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 118%
Great: 117%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
465GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 343 387 439 426 439 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
133% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 472
Mixed 412
SusWrite 392
100% 446 MB/s
4K Read 46.1
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 71.3
230% 82.6 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 337
DQ Mixed 324
252% 346 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 133%
Great: 135%
Samsung FIT USB 3.0 32GB-$13
30GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 23 22 22 19 23 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
32.9% Below average
Read 148
Write 25.8
Mixed 48.8
SusWrite 23.8
64% 61.6 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 2.4
155% 2.77 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 32.9%
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)
64.2% Good
MC Read 22.3
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 20.2
62% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 23.3
SC Mixed 19.9
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 56.6
71% 56.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 64.2%
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 4,556 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $817
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