Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 83.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics55.2% 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)
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory24 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150212
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 03 '19 at 00:59
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 above expectations (77th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
1-Core 131
2-Core 244
89% 187 Pts
4-Core 448
8-Core 677
72% 563 Pts
64-Core 682
46% 682 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
55.2% Above average
Lighting 213
Reflection 187
Parallax 204
56% 201 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 198
Splatting 132
56% 162 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 730 Series 240GB-$350
6GB free (System drive)
Firmware: L2010420
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 355
Write 130
Mixed 190
49% 225 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 97.7
4K Mixed 31.3
133% 52.1 MB/s
DQ Read 341
DQ Write 230
DQ Mixed 246
194% 272 MB/s
Poor: 65% Great: 96%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$199
931GB free
Firmware: 2B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 640 624 627 636 647 650 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
176% Outstanding
Read 664
Write 584
Mixed 588
SusWrite 637
139% 618 MB/s
4K Read 58.3
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 77.3
250% 84.7 MB/s
DQ Read 779
DQ Write 680
DQ Mixed 910
633% 789 MB/s
Poor: 226%
This bench: 176%
Great: 357%
PNY USB 3.0 FD 16GB
12GB free, PID 00ad
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.3 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.6 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
1.49% Terrible
Read 5
Write 2.7
Mixed 3.5
SusWrite 3.4
5% 3.65 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
0% 0.03 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 1.49%
Great: 23%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2448 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
86.2% Excellent
MC Read 30.8
MC Write 32.4
MC Mixed 27.6
86% 30.3 GB/s
SC Read 21.7
SC Write 24.2
SC Mixed 28.3
71% 24.7 GB/s
Latency 48.3
83% 48.3 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 86.2%
Great: 88%
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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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Desktop
Desktop 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $804
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