Asus Z97M-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 84.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics39.7% 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 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150519
Uptime4.8 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 13:05
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User GEO-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 i7-4790-$308
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 116
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 422
93% 411 Pts
MC Int 543
MC Float 576
MC Mixed 589
85% 569 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Asus(1043 8521) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
39.7% Below average
Lighting 130
Reflection 109
Parallax 123
39% 121 fps
MRender 82.4
Gravity 115
Splatting 78.8
40% 92.1 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$48
424GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
97.8% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 157
Mixed 140
120% 160 MB/s
4K Read 0.64
4K Write 1.77
4K Mixed 0.25
87% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 97.8%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
27.9% Poor
MC Read 9.1
MC Write 9
MC Mixed 7.8
25% 8.63 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 8.9
SC Mixed 8.8
25% 8.73 GB/s
Latency 69.4
58% 69.4 ns
Poor: 23%
This bench: 27.9%
Great: 49%
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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 1,491 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: 74% - Very good Total price: $968
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