Asus K501UW

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 17%
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation 20%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (5th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 95 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 24.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics15.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive53.7% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (41%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 96% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemAsus K501UW  (all builds)
MotherboardASUSTeK K501UW
Memory2.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160913
Uptime5.2 Days
Run DateMay 08 '19 at 19:17
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 41%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6500U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
24.9% Poor
1-Core 56.3
2-Core 95.5
37% 75.9 Pts
4-Core 82.1
8-Core 144
14% 113 Pts
64-Core 152
10% 152 Pts
Poor: 29%
This bench: 24.9%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960M
Asus(1043 11E0) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver.
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
15.4% Very poor
Lighting 68
Reflection 43
Parallax 0.3
18% 37.1 fps
MRender 49.3
Gravity 53.1
Splatting 38.1
15% 46.8 fps
Poor: 14%
This bench: 15.4%
Great: 19%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X400 512GB-$120
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X4140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 208 196 35 32 42 56 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
53.7% Above average
Read 329
Write 348
Mixed 213
SusWrite 95
55% 246 MB/s
4K Read 15.6
4K Write 39.4
4K Mixed 24.4
76% 26.5 MB/s
DQ Read 322
DQ Write 166
DQ Mixed 165
144% 218 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 102%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$330
517GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 334 346 367 336 274 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
78.4% Very good
Read 366
Write 356
Mixed 314
SusWrite 336
77% 343 MB/s
4K Read 16.5
4K Write 54.5
4K Mixed 40.3
106% 37.1 MB/s
DQ Read 289
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 157
128% 187 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 135%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A1K43BB0-CPB 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
46.2% Average
MC Read 15.1
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 16.6
45% 15.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.9
SC Write 18.6
SC Mixed 15.5
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 83.8
48% 83.8 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 72%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical K501UW Builds (Compare 437 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
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Desktop 45%
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Workstation 23%

System: Asus K501UW

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