Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (39th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 61 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.1% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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)
Boot Drive91.5% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateJul 10 '18 at 05:22
Run Duration167 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing below expectations (39th 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
72.9% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 82.9
SC Mixed 104
77% 96.2 Pts
QC Int 338
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 356
79% 350 Pts
MC Int 503
MC Float 560
MC Mixed 536
80% 533 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1300 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
54.1% Above average
Lighting 157
Reflection 127
Parallax 207
54% 164 fps
MRender 104
Gravity 143
Splatting 138
54% 128 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 74%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M550 1TB-$700
561GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 384 382 367 304 332 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
Read 386
Write 375
Mixed 273
SusWrite 360
78% 349 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 84.8
4K Mixed 34.4
125% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 370
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 232
206% 311 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 111%
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$145
392GB free
Firmware: 1B2QEXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1771 916 624 626 626 625 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
226% Outstanding
Read 1,899
Write 1796
Mixed 1342
SusWrite 865
330% 1,475 MB/s
4K Read 50.7
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 65.1
218% 75.2 MB/s
DQ Read 806
DQ Write 533
DQ Mixed 694
511% 678 MB/s
Poor: 188%
This bench: 226%
Great: 323%
WD WD2001FASS-00U0B0 2TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.00101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 139 139 141 141 141 141 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
81.3% Excellent
Read 142
Write 137
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 140
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3
4K Mixed 0.9
210% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 81.3%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
74.3% Very good
MC Read 27.1
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 24.1
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 20.2
SC Mixed 20.3
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 57.7
69% 57.7 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 86%
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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 2,489 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $638
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