Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 61.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics134% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive100% 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.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory8.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 15 '19 at 00:42
Run Duration181 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
61.4% Good
1-Core 102
2-Core 202
72% 152 Pts
4-Core 311
8-Core 342
44% 327 Pts
64-Core 365
24% 365 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$799
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 431.60
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
134% Outstanding
Lighting 487
Reflection 482
Parallax 541
128% 503 fps
MRender 250
Gravity 525
Splatting 272
136% 349 fps
Poor: 113%
This bench: 134%
Great: 146%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$76
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 246 202 192 192 188 193 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 446
Write 438
Mixed 351
SusWrite 202
81% 359 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 99.1
4K Mixed 51.2
174% 62.3 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 359
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 100%
Great: 125%
ST8000DM004-2CX188 240GB
131GB free
Firmware: Q0410A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 243 293 337 362 379 372 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Read 462
Write 418
Mixed 399
SusWrite 331
90% 402 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 99.6
4K Mixed 52.6
175% 62.8 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 132
162% 286 MB/s
PNY SSD2SC240G1CS1754D117-820 240GB
125GB free
Firmware: CS111101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 228 251 273 276 277 276 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
Read 359
Write 279
Mixed 252
SusWrite 264
65% 288 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 98.8
4K Mixed 34
130% 51.7 MB/s
DQ Read 270
DQ Write 279
DQ Mixed 175
159% 241 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 90%
Seagate Barracuda 8TB (2017)-$140
5TB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 156 161 165 167 167 165 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
72.1% Very good
Read 86.5
Write 156
Mixed 72.5
SusWrite 163
88% 120 MB/s
4K Read 1.6
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 0.7
233% 2.37 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 89%
SanDisk Cruzer Facet 16GB
15GB free, PID 5576
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.5 4 4.4 4.6 4.5 4.6 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
10.2% Very poor
Read 22.5
Write 14.5
Mixed 15.8
SusWrite 4.4
18% 14.3 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 2.3
150% 2.87 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 10.2%
Great: 13%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.2% Average
MC Read 14.2
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 13.3
41% 14.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.2
SC Write 13.7
SC Mixed 13.4
35% 12.1 GB/s
Latency 77
52% 77 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 64%
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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 4,598 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $609
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