Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 73.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics106% 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 Drive122% 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 DateDec 01 '18 at 00:24
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th 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)
73.4% Very good
1-Core 123
2-Core 239
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 468
63% 462 Pts
64-Core 470
32% 470 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$400
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.1
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 345
Reflection 305
Parallax 321
104% 324 fps
MRender 205
Gravity 306
Splatting 236
107% 249 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 106%
Great: 109%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$46
130GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 477 258 232 223 238 226 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 536
Write 602
Mixed 551
SusWrite 276
110% 491 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 48.7
176% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 697
DQ Write 617
DQ Mixed 572
452% 628 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 122%
Great: 141%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$130
165GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 322 268 272 272 270 272 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 442
Mixed 430
SusWrite 279
93% 412 MB/s
4K Read 42.5
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 56.6
196% 70.2 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 228
207% 316 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 114%
Great: 116%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$103
365GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 327 398 435 445 443 446 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
131% Outstanding
Read 499
Write 479
Mixed 370
SusWrite 416
99% 441 MB/s
4K Read 48.2
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 65.8
222% 78.7 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 347
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 131%
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 (94th percentile)
63% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 23.1
MC Mixed 19.7
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 19.4
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 63%
Great: 64%
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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).

Typical Z97-A-USB31 Builds (Compare 4,146 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $833
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