Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 80.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics82.9% 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 Drive86.9% 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)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150624
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMar 14 '19 at 00:17
Run Duration149 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 (78th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
1-Core 118
2-Core 240
84% 179 Pts
4-Core 458
8-Core 454
62% 456 Pts
64-Core 458
31% 458 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$369
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
82.9% Excellent
Lighting 340
Reflection 299
Parallax 318
89% 319 fps
MRender 204
Gravity 306
Splatting 237
83% 249 fps
Poor: 71%
This bench: 82.9%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$40
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 259 237 237 240 254 240 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
86.9% Excellent
Read 516
Write 261
Mixed 293
SusWrite 244
73% 329 MB/s
4K Read 26.9
4K Write 95.1
4K Mixed 26.7
125% 49.6 MB/s
DQ Read 365
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 302
229% 309 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 86.9%
Great: 141%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
71GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 354 272 271 271 272 273 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 486
Write 468
Mixed 431
SusWrite 286
94% 418 MB/s
4K Read 44.9
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 58.5
206% 74 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 230
209% 318 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 117%
Great: 117%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
433GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 384 425 432 446 444 445 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
132% Outstanding
Read 502
Write 477
Mixed 408
SusWrite 429
102% 454 MB/s
4K Read 47.9
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 65.4
225% 80.7 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 358
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 132%
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 (87th percentile)
61.4% Good
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 22.5
MC Mixed 19.4
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 19.6
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 62.7
64% 62.7 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 61.4%
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 4,590 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $823
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