Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (83rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 17 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 92.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics49.2% 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)
Memory29.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 28 '21 at 06:54
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (83rd 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Memory 94.6
1-Core 130
2-Core 252
92% 159 Pts
4-Core 501
8-Core 658
76% 579 Pts
64-Core 665
45% 665 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
EVGA(3842 3979) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (45th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
49.2% Average
Lighting 59.7
Reflection 73.2
Parallax 63.7
48% 65.5 fps
MRender 68.6
Gravity 61.3
Splatting 58.3
50% 62.7 fps
Poor: 44%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY CS900 120GB-$25
5GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900613
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 456
Write 147
Mixed 323
68% 309 MB/s
4K Read 35
4K Write 96.6
4K Mixed 33
146% 54.9 MB/s
DQ Read 244
DQ Write 280
DQ Mixed 183
160% 236 MB/s
Poor: 39% Great: 88%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$33
596GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 89 103 105 104 104 105 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
59.6% Above average
Read 106
Write 100
Mixed 68.1
SusWrite 102
69% 94 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 59.6%
Great: 63%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$31
713GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 164 166 166 165 166 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 210
Write 168
Mixed 108
SusWrite 161
119% 162 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 1.1
218% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 106%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1632 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
62.9% Good
MC Read 22.6
MC Write 22.4
MC Mixed 18.7
61% 21.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 21
59% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 58.1
69% 58.1 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A-USB31 Builds (Compare 2,459 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $798
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