Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 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. 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 82.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics87.5% 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 Drive129% 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 15:59
Run Duration259 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing way above expectations (87th 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)
82.2% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 261
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 518
8-Core 518
71% 518 Pts
64-Core 514
34% 514 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$409
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Lighting 356
Reflection 308
Parallax 358
92% 340 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 312
Splatting 240
82% 253 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$37
118GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 424 508 505 223 217 225 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 554
Write 607
Mixed 572
SusWrite 350
117% 521 MB/s
4K Read 37.2
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 51.3
186% 69.6 MB/s
DQ Read 696
DQ Write 592
DQ Mixed 584
454% 624 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 129%
Great: 139%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
84GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 253 270 271 267 271 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 472
Mixed 443
SusWrite 264
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 46.4
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 60.1
214% 77.6 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 233
210% 320 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 119%
Great: 117%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
465GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 253 306 375 441 425 438 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Read 510
Write 473
Mixed 408
SusWrite 373
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 50.3
4K Write 139
4K Mixed 71
241% 86.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 358
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 134%
Great: 135%
Samsung FIT USB 3.0 32GB-$13
30GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 23 21 23 29 22 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
30.1% Below average
Read 146
Write 16.2
Mixed 58.3
SusWrite 24.2
64% 61 MB/s
4K Read 4.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 2.4
128% 2.5 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 30.1%
Great: 79%
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 22.2
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 20.3
62% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 19.7
58% 20.2 GB/s
Latency 56.3
71% 56.3 ns
Poor: 33%
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 4,433 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $804
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