Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 81.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics34.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive141% 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
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory10.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 19 '19 at 21:49
Run Duration170 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 4.3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
1-Core 126
2-Core 252
89% 189 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 639
69% 538 Pts
64-Core 628
42% 628 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
34.2% Below average
Lighting 149
Reflection 119
Parallax 131
39% 133 fps
MRender 81.2
Gravity 127
Splatting 85.3
34% 97.7 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 34.2%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$391
110GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 539 537 525 492 488 481 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
141% Outstanding
Read 679
Write 561
Mixed 457
SusWrite 510
124% 552 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 99.4
4K Mixed 52.3
185% 65 MB/s
DQ Read 781
DQ Write 364
DQ Mixed 459
370% 535 MB/s
Poor: 143%
This bench: 141%
Great: 281%
Intel Raid 1 Volume 1TB
307GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 129 130 131 131 128 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
75.6% Very good
Read 135
Write 120
Mixed 60.5
SusWrite 129
81% 111 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1.3
236% 1.53 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 106%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$52
433GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 86 91 91 91 91 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
49.5% Average
Read 83.3
Write 90.2
Mixed 27.8
SusWrite 89.5
53% 72.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.43 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 49.5%
Great: 63%
SAMSUNG HM500LI 500GB
232GB free, PID 00db
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 39 40 40 40 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
17.1% Very poor
Read 35.5
Write 37
Mixed 21
SusWrite 39.1
45% 33.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
56% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 17.1%
Great: 17%
Samsung Flash Drive 64GB
14GB free, PID 1000
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 28 42 44 43 42 45 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
29.4% Poor
Read 125
Write 3.5
Mixed 30
SusWrite 40.7
50% 49.8 MB/s
4K Read 5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 2.5
117% 2.63 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 29.4%
Great: 82%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
58.2% Above average
MC Read 20
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 18.1
56% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 18.4
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 62.8
64% 62.8 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 58.2%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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Gaming
Gaming 52%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $828
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