Asus Z97-A-USB31

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics37.2% 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 Drive67.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 (71%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97-A-USB31  (all builds)
Memory1.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150624
Uptime5 Days
Run DateJul 11 '17 at 01:53
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 71%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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 i5-4690K-$235
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
63.1% Good
SC Int 107
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 97.7
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 264
QC Float 307
QC Mixed 310
66% 294 Pts
MC Int 335
MC Float 336
MC Mixed 316
49% 329 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.53
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
37.2% Below average
Lighting 127
Reflection 104
Parallax 111
37% 114 fps
MRender 68.9
Gravity 111
Splatting 76.9
37% 85.5 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 37.2%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$97
80GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
67.6% Good
Read 503
Write 162
Mixed 225
65% 297 MB/s
4K Read 31.2
4K Write 87.2
4K Mixed 19.9
119% 46.1 MB/s
DQ Read 35
DQ Write 92.3
DQ Mixed 15.7
26% 47.7 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 67.6%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$56
244GB free
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
94.2% Outstanding
Read 182
Write 147
Mixed 134
115% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.86
4K Write 1.56
4K Mixed 0.16
83% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 94.2%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$60
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
50.8% Above average
MC Read 16.2
MC Write 19.7
MC Mixed 16.3
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.1
SC Write 17.2
SC Mixed 15.2
43% 15.2 GB/s
Latency 68.7
58% 68.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 50.8%
Great: 64%
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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 2,290 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
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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: 71% - Very good Total price: $926
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