Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 81.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics86.2% 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 Drive88.4% 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.
Very high background CPU (37%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150624
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMar 13 '19 at 23:37
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 (82nd percentile)
81.2% Excellent
1-Core 119
2-Core 239
84% 179 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 468
64% 467 Pts
64-Core 449
30% 449 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 81.2%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$370
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
Lighting 348
Reflection 306
Parallax 354
90% 336 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 309
Splatting 242
81% 252 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$40
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 223 210 183 135 121 87 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
88.4% Excellent
Read 524
Write 262
Mixed 291
SusWrite 160
68% 309 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 31.8
143% 56.9 MB/s
DQ Read 409
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 294
230% 320 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 140%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
71GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 308 272 272 272 273 271 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 339
Mixed 418
SusWrite 278
86% 385 MB/s
4K Read 47.5
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 58.6
211% 75.5 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 235
212% 321 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 118%
Great: 117%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
433GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 432 444 458 458 457 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Read 504
Write 487
Mixed 389
SusWrite 428
102% 452 MB/s
4K Read 49.4
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 67.6
230% 82.1 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 363
273% 364 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 134%
Great: 134%
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)
63.2% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 20
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.3
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 19.4
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 58.4
68% 58.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 63.2%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 51%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

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