Asus Z97M-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 76.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics73.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive63% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit kolorów
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141028
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateNov 14 '17 at 22:37
Run Duration268 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i5-4590-$300
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
76.6% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 105
84% 104 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 397
QC Mixed 400
91% 399 Pts
MC Int 395
MC Float 399
MC Mixed 398
60% 397 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 76.6%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$260
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.0
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
73.7% Very good
Lighting 229
Reflection 203
Parallax 220
70% 218 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 215
Splatting 169
76% 178 fps
Poor: 63%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
63% Good
Read 499
Write 249
Mixed 305
77% 351 MB/s
4K Read 21
4K Write 75.4
4K Mixed 12.4
88% 36.3 MB/s
DQ Read 24.1
DQ Write 91.8
DQ Mixed 11.5
22% 42.4 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 63%
Great: 113%
Flash USB Disk 8GB
2GB free, PID 3234
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
4.85% Terrible
Read 16.4
Write 5.91
Mixed 5.59
10% 9.3 MB/s
4K Read 4.95
4K Write 0.006
4K Mixed 0.005
19% 1.65 MB/s
Poor: 2%
This bench: 4.85%
Great: 19%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
33% Below average
MC Read 11.1
MC Write 11.5
MC Mixed 9.1
30% 10.6 GB/s
SC Read 9.9
SC Write 10.5
SC Mixed 9.2
28% 9.87 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 33%
Great: 64%
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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 1,646 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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: $931
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