Asus UX31A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 33.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics3.6% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive56.9% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (49%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 99% 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.
SystemAsus UX31A  (all builds)
MotherboardASUSTeK UX31A
Memory3.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130307
Uptime4.6 Days
Run DateJan 25 '18 at 09:14
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User ITA-User
Background CPU 49%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 i5-3317U-$225
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
33.5% Below average
SC Int 46.6
SC Float 50.8
SC Mixed 49.6
39% 49 Pts
QC Int 128
QC Float 166
QC Mixed 169
35% 155 Pts
MC Int 159
MC Float 161
MC Mixed 164
24% 161 Pts
Poor: 12%
This bench: 33.5%
Great: 38%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Asus(1043 1517) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4358
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
3.6% Terrible
Lighting 11.6
Reflection 9.3
Parallax 8.5
3% 9.8 fps
MRender 6.8
Gravity 6.4
Splatting 16.9
4% 10 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.6%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk mSATA SD5SE2256G1002E 256GB
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10.04.02 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
56.9% Above average
Read 420
Write 283
Mixed 310
75% 338 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 37.4
4K Mixed 14.7
66% 23.3 MB/s
DQ Read 17.2
DQ Write 120
DQ Mixed 9.5
25% 49.1 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 56.9%
Great: 82%
Kingston DataTraveler R3.0 USB 3.0 16GB-$15
6GB free, PID 168e
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
37.2% Below average
Read 185
Write 35.7
Mixed 37.8
80% 86.1 MB/s
4K Read 6.38
4K Write 0.38
4K Mixed 0.07
39% 2.28 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 37.2%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Elpida 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51.2% Above average
MC Read 19.4
MC Write 19.6
MC Mixed 17.1
53% 18.7 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 11.6
SC Mixed 14.3
36% 12.8 GB/s
Latency 99.4
40% 99.4 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical UX31A Builds (Compare 322 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard

System: Asus UX31A

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