Asus Z97M-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 85.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics39.3% 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 Drive124% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory28.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farver
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 13:27
Run Duration90 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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-$326
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
85.7% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 130
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 401
89% 391 Pts
MC Int 609
MC Float 685
MC Mixed 656
97% 650 Pts
Poor: 76%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$155
Asus(1043 85CD) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
39.3% Below average
Lighting 126
Reflection 80.6
Parallax 120
38% 109 fps
MRender 79.8
Gravity 117
Splatting 81.1
40% 92.5 fps
Poor: 36%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 43%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$240
376GB free
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
124% Outstanding
Read 722
Write 548
Mixed 553
135% 608 MB/s
4K Read 43.6
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 30.4
174% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 50.9
DQ Write 429
DQ Mixed 24.1
82% 168 MB/s
Poor: 172%
This bench: 124%
Great: 282%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
76.8% Very good
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 24.5
77% 26.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.6
SC Write 24.1
SC Mixed 24.7
64% 22.5 GB/s
Latency 55.9
72% 55.9 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 88%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97M-PLUS Builds (Compare 948 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97M-PLUS - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $955
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