Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. 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 84.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics53.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150427
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateAug 15 '19 at 01:32
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 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-$242
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
1-Core 135
2-Core 268
95% 201 Pts
4-Core 532
8-Core 527
72% 529 Pts
64-Core 516
35% 516 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$270
Asus(1043 86A5) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 431.70
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
53.2% Above average
Lighting 142
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
44% 143 fps
MRender 143
Gravity 143
Splatting 142
60% 143 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 99%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$104
74GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5432
Write 53.2
Mixed 107
387% 1,864 MB/s
4K Read 808
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 6.6
1,234% 272 MB/s
Poor: 76% Great: 124%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1632 MHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
56.9% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 20.3
MC Mixed 16.8
54% 19 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 16.4
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 56.2
71% 56.2 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 56.9%
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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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

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