Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Gaming 101%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 62%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics120% 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 Drive84.2% 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 (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateNov 19 '19 at 15:22
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
78.9% Very good
1-Core 124
2-Core 238
86% 181 Pts
4-Core 419
8-Core 666
69% 542 Pts
64-Core 671
45% 671 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 78.9%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 440.97
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
120% Outstanding
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 142
38% 142 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 507
Splatting 141
124% 264 fps
Poor: 119%
This bench: 120%
Great: 146%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 250GB-$42
87GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 113 88 76 79 102 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Read 448
Write 380
Mixed 217
SusWrite 103
64% 287 MB/s
4K Read 38.6
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 34.7
157% 58.5 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 220
184% 266 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 102%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
223GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 119 119 119 116 119 116 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
70.8% Very good
Read 128
Write 117
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 118
80% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
212% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 2400 C11 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
84.4% Excellent
MC Read 31.3
MC Write 31.7
MC Mixed 27
86% 30 GB/s
SC Read 19.4
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 25.8
65% 22.8 GB/s
Latency 50.6
79% 50.6 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 90%
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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 4,722 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 53%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 52%

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $797
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