Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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. 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 81.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive125% 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.
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150624
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateDec 12 '19 at 21:22
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 4.05 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
1-Core 130
2-Core 253
90% 191 Pts
4-Core 425
8-Core 570
65% 497 Pts
64-Core 553
37% 553 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 91%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$90
34GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1B0QBXX7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 230 220 212 217 211 215 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
125% Outstanding
Read 733
Write 480
Mixed 399
SusWrite 218
102% 457 MB/s
4K Read 48.5
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 51.4
200% 71.2 MB/s
DQ Read 781
DQ Write 204
DQ Mixed 329
285% 438 MB/s
Poor: 146%
This bench: 125%
Great: 242%
WD Black 1TB (2010)-$65
539GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 103 103 106 106 106 MB/s
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
61% Good
Read 108
Write 103
Mixed 91.8
SusWrite 105
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 0.8
171% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 61%
Great: 77%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$103
759GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 128 126 129 127 130 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
75.6% Very good
Read 135
Write 134
Mixed 98
SusWrite 128
91% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.2
4K Mixed 1.1
215% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
84.5% Excellent
MC Read 31.3
MC Write 31.4
MC Mixed 26.5
85% 29.7 GB/s
SC Read 20.1
SC Write 24.6
SC Mixed 25.8
67% 23.5 GB/s
Latency 47.8
84% 47.8 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 84.5%
Great: 87%
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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 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $861
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