Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics51% 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 Drive95.4% 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 (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateSep 17 '20 at 00:29
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
88.4% Excellent
Memory 97.7
1-Core 131
2-Core 250
93% 160 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 660
70% 543 Pts
64-Core 662
44% 662 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (5th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
51% Above average
Lighting 436
Reflection 164
Parallax 164
114% 254 fps
MRender 164
Gravity 164
Splatting 164
48% 164 fps
Poor: 69%
This bench: 51%
Great: 147%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 250GB-$50
42GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X41110WD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 157 162 127 93 76 86 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
95.4% Outstanding
Read 494
Write 358
Mixed 242
SusWrite 117
67% 303 MB/s
4K Read 40.3
4K Write 115
4K Mixed 44.7
179% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 350
DQ Write 273
DQ Mixed 218
188% 280 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 95.4%
Great: 101%
Samsung 860 QVO 1TB-$110
223GB free
Firmware: RVQ01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 478 471 83 82 82 82 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 481
Mixed 414
SusWrite 213
90% 403 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 52.7
192% 73.3 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 359
270% 361 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 109%
Great: 123%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
162GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 107 106 109 109 108 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
63.1% Good
Read 112
Write 106
Mixed 81.7
SusWrite 108
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 1.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1.1
226% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 63.1%
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 way above expectations (88th percentile)
85% Excellent
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 32.4
MC Mixed 27.2
86% 29.9 GB/s
SC Read 20.2
SC Write 24.3
SC Mixed 26.5
68% 23.7 GB/s
Latency 47.4
84% 47.4 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 85%
Great: 90%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A-USB31 Builds (Compare 1,298 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $911
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