Asus X556UB

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 25%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 28.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics2.45% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 99% 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 X556UB  (all builds)
MotherboardASUSTeK X556UB
Memory1.1 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20160309
Uptime66.8 Days
Run DateNov 18 '19 at 09:20
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 31%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th 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 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
28.9% Poor
1-Core 43.7
2-Core 76.4
29% 60.1 Pts
4-Core 164
8-Core 185
24% 175 Pts
64-Core 208
14% 208 Pts
Poor: 28%
This bench: 28.9%
Great: 51%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 520 (Mobile Skylake)
Asus(1043 246A) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4501
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
2.45% Terrible
Lighting 9.4
Reflection 19.4
Parallax 10
2% 12.9 fps
MRender 8.6
Gravity 8.3
Splatting 14.8
2% 10.6 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 2.45%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
489GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2BA30001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 23 18 21 21 21 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
8.68% Terrible
Read 9.2
Write 16.5
Mixed 16.2
SusWrite 21
12% 15.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.3
4K Mixed 0.2
32% 0.2 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 8.68%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6CFR6A-PB 1x4GB
1 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
33.7% Below average
MC Read 11.5
MC Write 11.4
MC Mixed 10.2
32% 11 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 11
SC Mixed 11
30% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 80.9
49% 80.9 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 33%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical X556UB Builds (Compare 567 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 X556UB

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