Asus K501UW

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 52.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics19.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive66.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
CPU throttled at 96% 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 K501UW  (all builds)
MotherboardASUSTeK K501UW
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160913
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateNov 08 '18 at 23:57
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 i7-6500U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
52.2% Above average
SC Int 90.1
SC Float 96.6
SC Mixed 94
75% 93.6 Pts
QC Int 222
QC Float 264
QC Mixed 235
54% 240 Pts
MC Int 220
MC Float 261
MC Mixed 248
36% 243 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 52.2%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960M
Asus(1043 11E0) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 21.21.13.6909
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
19.8% Very poor
Lighting 66.7
Reflection 42.7
Parallax 59.3
20% 56.2 fps
MRender 48.4
Gravity 52.2
Splatting 37.7
20% 46.1 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 19.8%
Great: 23%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk SD8SN8U512G1002 512GB
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X4131002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 279 250 261 263 253 160 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
66.2% Good
Read 330
Write 308
Mixed 257
SusWrite 244
64% 285 MB/s
4K Read 11.1
4K Write 46.1
4K Mixed 28.3
78% 28.5 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 271
DQ Mixed 196
174% 263 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 88%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A1K43BB0-CPB 1315 CT8G4SFD8213.C16FBD1 16GB
2133, 2133 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
71.5% Very good
MC Read 25
MC Write 28.5
MC Mixed 22.4
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 22.1
62% 21.7 GB/s
Latency 72.3
55% 72.3 ns
Poor: 59%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 72%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical K501UW Builds (Compare 283 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

System: Asus K501UW

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