Asus Z97M-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
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 81.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics69.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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.
MotherboardAsus Z97M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140711
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJan 14 '18 at 00:14
Run Duration91 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-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 110
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 430
97% 428 Pts
MC Int 427
MC Float 428
MC Mixed 429
64% 428 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$200
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
69.2% Good
Lighting 209
Reflection 187
Parallax 197
63% 198 fps
MRender 146
Gravity 204
Splatting 165
73% 172 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST380815AS 80GB-$23
25GB free
Firmware: 3.AAC Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
34.6% Below average
Read 62.3
Write 58
Mixed 59.1
45% 59.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.21
4K Mixed 0.28
75% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 34.6%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609ES2LX0. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
63.7% Good
MC Read 22.4
MC Write 23
MC Mixed 20.5
63% 22 GB/s
SC Read 16.5
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 19.5
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 58
69% 58 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 66%
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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 1,036 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z97M-PLUS - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $1,112
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