Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics54.8% 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 Drive114% 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.
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.
Run History
10 months ago, 10 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150427
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 11 '19 at 23:12
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
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 (24th percentile)
78.6% Very good
Memory 89.7
1-Core 100
2-Core 243
82% 144 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 630
62% 497 Pts
64-Core 566
38% 566 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 78.6%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 431.36
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
54.8% Above average
Lighting 208
Reflection 185
Parallax 202
55% 198 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 197
Splatting 129
55% 160 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 1TB-$150
580GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 453 460 469 459 461 453 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
114% Outstanding
Read 491
Write 470
Mixed 336
SusWrite 459
99% 439 MB/s
4K Read 36.1
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 38.3
168% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 372
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 276
229% 329 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 114%
Great: 135%
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$69
930GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 178 178 179 179 177 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 201
Write 160
Mixed 97.3
SusWrite 178
116% 159 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.2
245% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 109%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (41st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
50.3% Above average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 15.7
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 16.8
SC Mixed 15.3
43% 15.1 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 50.3%
Great: 63%
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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 5,610 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $818
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