Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 58.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics26.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive62.5% 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.
High background CPU (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150624
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 17 '19 at 07:25
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4590-$189
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
58.5% Above average
1-Core 98.6
2-Core 195
69% 147 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 353
48% 352 Pts
64-Core 395
26% 395 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 58.5%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 570-$350
EVGA(3842 1571) 1.2GB
CLim: 732 MHz, MLim: 950 MHz, Ram: 1.2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
26.6% Poor
Lighting 74.5
Reflection 98.1
Parallax 89.1
25% 87.2 fps
MRender 80.9
Gravity 60.8
Splatting 58.4
28% 66.7 fps
Poor: 21%
This bench: 26.6%
Great: 29%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Micron C400 RealSSD 256GB
205GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 070H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 192 235 238 222 225 238 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
62.5% Good
Read 382
Write 236
Mixed 240
SusWrite 225
60% 271 MB/s
4K Read 21.2
4K Write 94.8
4K Mixed 13.4
100% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 113
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 24
41% 80.5 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
58.6% Above average
MC Read 20.5
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 19.4
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 17.9
SC Mixed 15.7
44% 15.5 GB/s
Latency 64.4
62% 64.4 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 58.6%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
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Workstation
Workstation 53%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $851
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