Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 73.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics84.4% 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 Drive102% 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.
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
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMar 13 '19 at 23:48
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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 (81st percentile)
73.9% Very good
1-Core 122
2-Core 240
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 463
8-Core 464
63% 464 Pts
64-Core 464
31% 464 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 73.9%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$359
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
84.4% Excellent
Lighting 344
Reflection 300
Parallax 318
88% 321 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 305
Splatting 236
80% 248 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$49
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 358 97 44 53 64 76 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 480
Write 474
Mixed 491
SusWrite 116
88% 390 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 42.2
166% 62 MB/s
DQ Read 626
DQ Write 498
DQ Mixed 515
398% 546 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 102%
Great: 139%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
71GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 270 271 271 271 358 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
119% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 264
Mixed 338
SusWrite 299
78% 350 MB/s
4K Read 46.5
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 59
209% 74.6 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 230
209% 318 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 119%
Great: 117%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
433GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 364 420 466 480 477 478 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
135% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 486
Mixed 408
SusWrite 447
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 48.9
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 68.4
230% 82 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 355
268% 360 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 135%
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 (96th percentile)
63.4% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 19.9
62% 21.7 GB/s
SC Read 16.8
SC Write 22.9
SC Mixed 19.7
57% 19.8 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 63.4%
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 4,456 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $804
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