Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. 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 76.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50.6% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory28.6 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 17 '19 at 16:35
Run Duration171 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
76.4% Very good
1-Core 120
2-Core 231
83% 176 Pts
4-Core 403
8-Core 603
65% 503 Pts
64-Core 602
40% 602 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
50.6% Above average
Lighting 183
Reflection 179
Parallax 193
48% 185 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 179
Splatting 120
51% 151 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 545s Series 512GB-$85
422GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LHF004C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 371 390 404 401 402 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 458
Mixed 444
SusWrite 391
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 46.6
4K Write 101
4K Mixed 63.4
205% 70.2 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 336
DQ Mixed 254
209% 298 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 122%
Great: 129%
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$224
238GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 396 386 409 419 419 418 MB/s
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 476
Mixed 360
SusWrite 408
98% 437 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 47.6
173% 64.4 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 335
DQ Mixed 342
260% 350 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 114%
Great: 125%
WD Green 750GB (2012)
644GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 116 116 116 116 116 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
67.1% Good
Read 118
Write 118
Mixed 108
SusWrite 116
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.8
178% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 67%
WD Green 750GB (2012)
670GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 115 116 116 116 116 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
65.9% Good
Read 114
Write 110
Mixed 79
SusWrite 115
77% 104 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1
201% 1.5 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 67%
Lacie Rugged Mini USB3 1TB
713GB free
Firmware: 1053
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 98 99 99 98 99 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
53.9% Above average
Read 90.7
Write 66.3
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 97
57% 77.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.9
154% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMY16GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMY16GX3M2A1866C9 0215 CMY16GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMY16GX3M2A1866C9 32GB
1600, 1333, 1600, 1333 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
49.7% Average
MC Read 17.2
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 15.3
48% 16.9 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 17.8
SC Mixed 16.3
45% 15.7 GB/s
Latency 71.2
56% 71.2 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 49.7%
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 4,745 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $802
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