Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 77.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive87.4% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3440 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150624
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 11 '19 at 20:03
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 (70th percentile)
77.2% Very good
1-Core 114
2-Core 234
81% 174 Pts
4-Core 440
8-Core 442
60% 441 Pts
64-Core 440
30% 440 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 77.2%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$359
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 419.67
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 346
Reflection 307
Parallax 345
89% 333 fps
Gravity 299
Splatting 234
94% 267 fps
Poor: 65% Great: 86%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$40
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.L Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 221 207 209 215 301 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
Read 423
Write 526
Mixed 465
SusWrite 255
94% 417 MB/s
4K Read 31.6
4K Write 92.9
4K Mixed 29.3
135% 51.3 MB/s
DQ Read 426
DQ Write 233
DQ Mixed 292
227% 317 MB/s
Poor: 82%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 140%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
37GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 192 171 160 143 136 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 486
Write 426
Mixed 399
SusWrite 180
83% 373 MB/s
4K Read 43
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 57
193% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 226
207% 317 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 107%
Great: 117%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$107
423GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 293 415 400 453 458 429 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 471
Write 401
Mixed 396
SusWrite 408
94% 419 MB/s
4K Read 44.5
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 61.2
209% 74.8 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 358
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 125%
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 above expectations (65th percentile)
56.1% Above average
MC Read 19.3
MC Write 21
MC Mixed 17.9
55% 19.4 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 17
48% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

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