Asus Z97M-PLUS

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 70.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics76.8% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive95.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 17:22
Run Duration220 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
70.7% Very good
SC Int 117
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 101
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 314
QC Mixed 354
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 438
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 425
65% 431 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
Nvidia(10DE 1151) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
76.8% Very good
Lighting 250
Reflection 236
Parallax 237
76% 241 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 217
Splatting 171
78% 181 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$115
398GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
95.6% Outstanding
Read 509
Write 402
Mixed 412
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 41
4K Write 96.4
4K Mixed 27.8
149% 55.1 MB/s
DQ Read 45.2
DQ Write 262
DQ Mixed 26.9
58% 111 MB/s
Poor: 78%
This bench: 95.6%
Great: 133%
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
233GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 516
Write 396
Mixed 410
98% 441 MB/s
4K Read 31.9
4K Write 98.6
4K Mixed 35.2
146% 55.2 MB/s
DQ Read 357
DQ Write 278
DQ Mixed 58.3
114% 231 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 103%
Great: 114%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
488GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
99.9% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 159
Mixed 157
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.85
4K Mixed 0.24
84% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 99.9%
Great: 113%
WD My Passport 1TB
365GB free, PID 0748
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
16.7% Very poor
Read 38.2
Write 35.6
Mixed 36
47% 36.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.14
43% 0.52 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 16.7%
Great: 44%
SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 128GB-$24
116GB free, PID 5591
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
20% Very poor
Read 36.8
Write 23.5
Mixed 28.9
36% 29.7 MB/s
4K Read 3.84
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 0.99
143% 2.54 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 20%
Great: 53%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
66.4% Good
MC Read 23.1
MC Write 26.1
MC Mixed 21.7
68% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 15.9
49% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 60.9
66% 60.9 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 63%
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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 1,333 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97M-PLUS - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $713
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