Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 88.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics51.4% 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 Drive115% 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)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150427
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 23 '21 at 22:22
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 (75th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Memory 89
1-Core 128
2-Core 256
90% 158 Pts
4-Core 469
8-Core 688
75% 579 Pts
64-Core 657
44% 657 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing below potential (61st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
51.4% Above average
Lighting 62.7
Reflection 73.1
Parallax 65.1
51% 67 fps
MRender 70.6
Gravity 63.6
Splatting 56.8
52% 63.7 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
50GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 266 211 212 205 208 202 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 488
Mixed 371
SusWrite 217
89% 396 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 120
4K Mixed 62.1
211% 75.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 360
270% 359 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 115%
Great: 124%
Hitachi HDS721050CLA362 500GB-$59
436GB free
Firmware: JP2OA39C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 124 126 127 127 127 MB/s
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
70.7% Very good
Read 124
Write 127
Mixed 58.9
SusWrite 122
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 76%
Seagate BUP Slim BK 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 0108
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 99 118 110 106 109 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
46.6% Average
Read 55.4
Write 133
Mixed 95.1
SusWrite 106
72% 97.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.8
208% 1.87 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 46.6%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1866 CL10 Series 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
69.6% Good
MC Read 25
MC Write 25.8
MC Mixed 21.8
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 22.4
64% 22.4 GB/s
Latency 68.4
58% 68.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 69.6%
Great: 70%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A-USB31 Builds (Compare 2,096 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $813
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