Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 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 74%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics84.9% 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 Drive83.2% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150624
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateDec 01 '18 at 00:16
Run Duration153 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th 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 0.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
74% Very good
1-Core 110
2-Core 244
82% 177 Pts
4-Core 469
8-Core 461
64% 465 Pts
64-Core 468
31% 468 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 74%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$300
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.1
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
Lighting 347
Reflection 304
Parallax 318
88% 323 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 306
Splatting 237
80% 249 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$38
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 262 277 212 215 217 213 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
83.2% Excellent
Read 348
Write 577
Mixed 315
SusWrite 233
83% 368 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 97.5
4K Mixed 31.2
133% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 409
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 430
294% 365 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 83.2%
Great: 139%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
165GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 286 269 270 270 269 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 289
Mixed 336
SusWrite 258
77% 346 MB/s
4K Read 45.5
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 58.9
205% 73.2 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 230
209% 319 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 116%
Great: 117%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
365GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 377 427 443 445 444 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
129% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 69.5
Mixed 367
SusWrite 386
73% 328 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 65.9
225% 80.2 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 362
272% 363 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 129%
Great: 135%
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 (95th percentile)
62.9% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 22.7
MC Mixed 20.1
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 19.6
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 63%
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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 4,420 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $802
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