Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (18th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 82 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 73%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.1% 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 Drive106% 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.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia 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).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory20.1 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateApr 14 '18 at 15:16
Run Duration158 Seconds
Run User TUR-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing way below expectations (18th 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 (10th percentile)
73% Very good
SC Int 119
SC Float 71.1
SC Mixed 104
78% 98 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 348
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 543
MC Float 571
MC Mixed 611
86% 575 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 73%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$808
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing below potential (6th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (143 fps cap detected)
53.1% Above average
Lighting 143
Reflection 143
Parallax 143
44% 143 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 142
Splatting 142
60% 142 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 176%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$240
393GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 501
Write 385
Mixed 401
95% 429 MB/s
4K Read 39.2
4K Write 82.3
4K Mixed 45.5
161% 55.7 MB/s
DQ Read 334
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 130
140% 236 MB/s
Poor: 84%
This bench: 106%
Great: 133%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$100
273GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (29th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 386
Mixed 401
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 82.5
4K Mixed 44.4
161% 55.6 MB/s
DQ Read 336
DQ Write 242
DQ Mixed 126
138% 235 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 106%
Great: 135%
WD Blue 2TB (2015)-$60
392GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 44% Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-12800CL10-8GBXL 0215 CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 0420 F3-12800CL10-8GBXL 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
36.9% Below average
MC Read 12.4
MC Write 13.3
MC Mixed 11.3
35% 12.3 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 12.7
SC Mixed 11.4
33% 11.5 GB/s
Latency 81.2
49% 81.2 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 47%
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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 2,883 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97-A-USB31

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $802
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AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $210Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $100
Intel Core i5-8600K $243Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $808Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $40Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $125SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $70G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $830SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $35Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $135SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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