Asus Z97I-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 82%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics8.4% 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 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.
Memory10GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 10GB 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.
MotherboardAsus Z97I-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory8.1 GB free of 10 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160218
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 23:23
Run Duration183 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
82% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 112
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 428
99% 435 Pts
MC Int 426
MC Float 437
MC Mixed 427
64% 430 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 82%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 6700
Sapphire(174B E176) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
8.4% Terrible
Lighting 27.2
Reflection 20.4
Parallax 30.6
9% 26.1 fps
MRender 12.8
Gravity 25.1
Splatting 18.3
8% 18.7 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 8.4%
Great: 11%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$56
896GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 106
Write 113
Mixed 85.5
76% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.87
4K Mixed 0.16
72% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 63%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$56
610GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
57.6% Above average
Read 97.1
Write 104
Mixed 97
75% 99.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.16
73% 0.81 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 63%
Seagate ST3200822AS 197GB
176GB free
Firmware: 3.01 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
28.8% Poor
Read 51.1
Write 48.9
Mixed 52.9
38% 51 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 1.15
4K Mixed 0.25
77% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 28.8%
Great: 31%
Hitachi HDT722520DLA380 200GB
111GB free
Firmware: V44OA96A Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
32.6% Below average
Read 56.6
Write 56.3
Mixed 54.5
42% 55.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.72
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.34
107% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 32.6%
Great: 33%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 0420 F3-1866C9-8GSR 10GB
1333, 1333 MHz
2048, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
48.6% Average
MC Read 16.6
MC Write 16.8
MC Mixed 15.4
46% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 17.7
SC Mixed 15.5
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 67.8
59% 67.8 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 64%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97I-PLUS - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,124
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