Asus K501UX

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 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 31%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics10.7% 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 Drive84.3% 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.
High background CPU (25%). 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.
SystemAsus K501UX  (all builds)
MotherboardASUSTeK K501UX
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160120
Uptime6.3 Days
Run DateJun 21 '19 at 21:30
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%
CPU Throttled 96%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6500U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
31% Below average
1-Core 83.3
2-Core 141
54% 112 Pts
4-Core 179
8-Core 188
25% 183 Pts
64-Core 169
11% 169 Pts
Poor: 21%
This bench: 31%
Great: 41%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 950M
Asus(1043 1D1D) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.8857
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
10.7% Very poor
Lighting 24.6
Reflection 33.9
Parallax 40.2
9% 32.9 fps
MRender 25.4
Gravity 26.3
Splatting 33.2
12% 28.3 fps
Poor: 11%
This bench: 10.7%
Great: 19%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Micron M600 SATA M.2 256GB
152GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MA01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 325 342 297 297 292 293 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
84.3% Excellent
Read 385
Write 363
Mixed 307
SusWrite 308
77% 341 MB/s
4K Read 16.3
4K Write 83.7
4K Mixed 34
113% 44.7 MB/s
DQ Read 352
DQ Write 322
DQ Mixed 244
208% 306 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 84.3%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8KTF1G64HDZ-1G6A1 Samsung M471B1G73EB0-YK0 16GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
50.3% Above average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 16.7
51% 18 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 14.9
42% 14.5 GB/s
Latency 106
38% 106 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 50.3%
Great: 59%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical K501UX Builds (Compare 1,005 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Asus K501UX - $999

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Total price: $999
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