Asus X542UA

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 24%
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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 54.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics7.59% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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 (59%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 93% 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 X542UA  (all builds)
MotherboardASUSTeK X542UA
Memory5.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170518
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 12 '17 at 10:14
Run Duration199 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 59%
CPU Throttled 93%

 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 i7-7500U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
54.2% Above average
SC Int 89.8
SC Float 92.2
SC Mixed 97.6
75% 93.2 Pts
QC Int 241
QC Float 261
QC Mixed 247
56% 250 Pts
MC Int 231
MC Float 252
MC Mixed 229
36% 237 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 54.2%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 620 (Mobile Kaby Lake)
Asus(1043 1A00) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64 Ver. 21.20.16.4627
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
7.59% Terrible
Lighting 20.9
Reflection 26.4
Parallax 21.1
6% 22.8 fps
MRender 13.6
Gravity 17.7
Splatting 32.1
8% 21.1 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 7.59%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$50
845GB free
Firmware: AX0R5J Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
39.1% Below average
Read 74.2
Write 62.4
Mixed 61.7
50% 66.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.05
4K Write 0.43
4K Mixed 0.15
26% 0.21 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 39.1%
Great: 61%
SMI USB DISK 4GB
4GB free, PID null
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
7.77% Terrible
Read 26.4
Write 9.64
Mixed 8.94
16% 15 MB/s
4K Read 7.66
4K Write 0.008
4K Mixed 0.009
29% 2.56 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.77%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Adata AO1P24HC8T1-BSFS 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR4 2400 MHz clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (42nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
36.9% Below average
MC Read 14.5
MC Write 12.5
MC Mixed 11.1
36% 12.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 10.3
SC Mixed 9.3
28% 9.97 GB/s
Latency 84
48% 84 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 42%
Take a copy of your results

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical X542UA Builds (Compare 3 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft

System: Asus X542UA

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $90
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $240AMD RX 480 $240Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $110
Intel Core i5-7600K $180Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $140
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $192SanDisk Extreme 64GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $75G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $1,050SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $52Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $204SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $10
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback