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Asus K31AD 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 12GB 2TB Hybrid-HDD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 12GB Aug 2015
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Asus Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

Asus medium processor cores personal computers have good reviews on average and across all desktop computers Asus is one of the better rated brands.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At 1,200 megahertz, the Asus K31AD has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that were launched around the same time as the K31AD. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of computers of a similar type and age to the K31AD range from 500MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of PCs of a similar type and age to the K31AD is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4GHz. At 3.6 gigahertz, the Asus K31AD has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the K31AD.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 2,000 gigabytes, the Asus K31AD has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the K31AD. Comparable spec personal computers that were released one year ago have total storage capacitys of between 4GB and 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 810GB.

If this desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL 8900 (2TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 12 gigabytes, the Asus K31AD has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the K31AD. Across all the desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the K31AD the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.6GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor cores personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of PCs of this age and spec range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.6GHz. The Asus K31AD has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (4 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The Asus K31AD has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacitys (2,000 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age. Across all the medium processor cores personal computers that are a similar age to the K31AD the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacitys range from 8GB to 2TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 890GB.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Asus K31AD has more processor threadss than most of the medium processor cores personal computers that are a comparable age to the K31AD. This Asus desktop computer is a eight processor threads PC compared to most of the comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the K31AD which only have between four and seven processor threadss.

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Supports Seven Compatible Memory Cardss

The Asus K31AD has a greater number of compatible memory card than most computers of this type and age. This Asus PC supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards supported by medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for more than a year. The compatible memory cardss "SDHC", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "SDXC", "MS PRO" and "xD" are also supported by this computer.

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7.1 Audio Output Channels

The Asus K31AD has a 7.1 audio output channels which is better than the 5.1 audio output channels found on most desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. Across all PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the audio output ranges from 5.1 to 8.1.

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Quite Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

The memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of personal computers of a similar age and type to the K31AD range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s. The Asus K31AD has a quite slow memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the K31AD.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Desktop computers of a similar type and age to the K31AD have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 770GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 64GB. The Asus K31AD has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age.

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Only 4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The Asus K31AD supports a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than most computers of this type and age. Most personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version.

This PC's on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version (4) is in fact the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version amongst all desktop computers of a similar age and type to the K31AD.

Amongst comparable types of PC the best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is 4.4.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is Hybrid-HDD, which is the most frequently found storage media on PCs of this age and type. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many PCs of this type and age.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the Asus K31AD is more than most medium processor cores personal computers that were launched more than a year ago. The most commonly found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this personal computer. The memory slotss 2x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Only DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar type and age to it.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slots

The Asus K31AD is a one PCI Express x1 slots personal computer.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the Asus K31AD has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that came out more than a year ago. The average memory clock speed of personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the K31AD is 1,800MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz.

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Very Low System Bus Rate

Desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year have system bus rates of between 5GT/s and 8GT/s. At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Asus K31AD has a fairly low system bus rate compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and type to the K31AD.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
Mini PCI Express Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Colour of Product
Performance
Audio Output Channels
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Package Width
Package Depth
Package Height
Certificates
Certification
Packaging Content
Manual
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers k31aduk013, k31aduk013t, asus k31aduk013, asus k31aduk013t
Barcodes 04712900151367

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