Asus K501UX

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 52.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics16.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive56.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
Very high background CPU (62%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 96% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
SystemAsus K501UX  (all builds)
MotherboardASUSTeK K501UX
Memory8.4 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160120
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 18:54
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 62%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing as expected (60th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6500U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
52.1% Above average
SC Int 75.4
SC Float 92.5
SC Mixed 91.7
69% 86.5 Pts
QC Int 230
QC Float 257
QC Mixed 238
55% 242 Pts
MC Int 225
MC Float 264
MC Mixed 251
37% 246 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 52.1%
Great: 54%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950M
Asus(1043 1D1D) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.9065
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
16.6% Very poor
Lighting 52.7
Reflection 36.7
Parallax 41.2
15% 43.5 fps
MRender 25.1
Gravity 60.4
Splatting 35.2
18% 40.2 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 16.6%
Great: 19%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX300 SATA M.2 525GB-$103
395GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M0CR040 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
56.2% Above average
Read 461
Write 293
Mixed 308
78% 354 MB/s
4K Read 21.4
4K Write 30.5
4K Mixed 11.6
64% 21.2 MB/s
DQ Read 21.5
DQ Write 30.3
DQ Mixed 10.7
12% 20.8 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 100%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6CFR6A-PB Samsung M471B1G73EB0-YK0 12GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192 MB
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
58.7% Above average
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 19.1
59% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 18.4
52% 18.3 GB/s
Latency 81.4
49% 81.4 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 59%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical K501UX Builds (Compare 667 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft

System: Asus K501UX - $999

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $999
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