Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: 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 83.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics27.8% 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 Drive85.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJan 31 '18 at 15:22
Run Duration84 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 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 i7-4770K-$477
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
83.6% Excellent
SC Int 115
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 114
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 419
96% 426 Pts
MC Int 562
MC Float 605
MC Mixed 587
88% 585 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 83.6%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 560-$155
PowerColor(148C 2381) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1180 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.12.1
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
27.8% Poor
Lighting 72
Reflection 75.5
Parallax 99.2
25% 82.2 fps
MRender 62.3
Gravity 73.6
Splatting 75.9
30% 70.6 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 27.8%
Great: 35%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$172
188GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
Read 504
Write 335
Mixed 336
87% 392 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 76.1
4K Mixed 22.5
136% 47.6 MB/s
DQ Read 45.3
DQ Write 192
DQ Mixed 59.5
63% 99 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 94%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT8G3D1608DT1TX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
60.5% Good
MC Read 20.6
MC Write 22.2
MC Mixed 18.5
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 19.2
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 56.7
71% 56.7 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 60.5%
Great: 70%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97-A-USB31 Builds (Compare 2,556 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $810
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