Asus Z97I-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 76.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics50.9% 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 Drive32% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB 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.
Very high background CPU (43%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97I-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140530
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 18 '17 at 01:11
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 43%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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-$339
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
76.3% Very good
SC Int 114
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 116
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 345
QC Mixed 350
79% 348 Pts
MC Int 623
MC Float 650
MC Mixed 643
96% 639 Pts
Poor: 73%
This bench: 76.3%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
MSI(1462 2775) 3GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.6.2
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
50.9% Above average
Lighting 146
Reflection 86
Parallax 212
52% 148 fps
MRender 66.3
Gravity 145
Splatting 93.3
37% 102 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 54%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$62
8GB free
Firmware: 521ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
32% Below average
Read 157
Write 83.3
Mixed 103
25% 114 MB/s
4K Read 13.3
4K Write 72.2
4K Mixed 6.52
67% 30.7 MB/s
DQ Read 13.8
DQ Write 66.8
DQ Mixed 7.74
16% 29.5 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 32%
Great: 65%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
378GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 63% Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB-$118
2 of 2 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
66.5% Good
MC Read 24.7
MC Write 25.7
MC Mixed 22.2
69% 24.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 15.4
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 66.5%
Great: 73%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97I-PLUS Builds (Compare 626 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97I-PLUS - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $1,144
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