Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.3% 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 Drive91% 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 (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateNov 19 '19 at 18:51
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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 below expectations (25th percentile)
73.8% Very good
1-Core 107
2-Core 226
78% 167 Pts
4-Core 411
8-Core 660
68% 536 Pts
64-Core 667
45% 667 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 90%
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 below potential (1st percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (142 fps cap detected)
41.3% Average
Lighting 142
Reflection 143
Parallax 142
37% 142 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 142
Splatting 142
42% 142 fps
Poor: 68%
This bench: 41.3%
Great: 146%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 250GB-$42
104GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 210 141 128 76 95 68 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
91% Outstanding
Read 450
Write 412
Mixed 326
SusWrite 120
73% 327 MB/s
4K Read 35.5
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 44.6
167% 61.9 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 303
DQ Mixed 251
208% 299 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 91%
Great: 102%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
206GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 115 116 117 117 118 117 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
67.1% Good
Read 117
Write 112
Mixed 83.8
SusWrite 117
79% 107 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
207% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 108%
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 (76th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
MC Read 30.5
MC Write 32
MC Mixed 26.2
84% 29.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 22
SC Mixed 25.8
63% 22.2 GB/s
Latency 50.8
79% 50.8 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 83.1%
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 4,925 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $851
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