Asus K501UW

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 47.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics15.3% 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 Drive62.2% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
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
7 months ago, 7 months ago.
SystemAsus K501UW  (all builds)
MotherboardASUSTeK K501UW
Memory7.7 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 19:24
Run Duration134 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th 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 above expectations (67th percentile)
47.9% Average
1-Core 86.8
2-Core 146
56% 117 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 236
32% 234 Pts
64-Core 228
15% 228 Pts
Poor: 29%
This bench: 47.9%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960M
Asus(1043 11E0) ≥ 4GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 21.21.13.6909
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
15.3% Very poor
Lighting 67.3
Reflection 42.9
Parallax 63.2
18% 57.8 fps
MRender 49.1
Gravity 52.5
Splatting 37.1
15% 46.2 fps
Poor: 10%
This bench: 15.3%
Great: 19%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk X400 512GB-$109
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X4140000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 304 168 150 36 41 49 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
62.2% Good
Read 407
Write 382
Mixed 286
SusWrite 125
67% 300 MB/s
4K Read 13.1
4K Write 49
4K Mixed 24.7
77% 28.9 MB/s
DQ Read 354
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 232
196% 286 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 102%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$319
517GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 364 397 405 398 407 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 395
Write 387
Mixed 340
SusWrite 382
85% 376 MB/s
4K Read 34.9
4K Write 87.4
4K Mixed 45.5
157% 55.9 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 116
DQ Mixed 165
132% 191 MB/s
Poor: 86%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 133%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A1K43BB0-CPB 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
57.7% Above average
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 18.1
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 21.3
SC Mixed 18.4
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 84.1
48% 84.1 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 57.7%
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 443 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

System: Asus K501UW

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