Asus Z97M-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Boot Drive84.9% 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 (16%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 19:19
Run Duration190 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 16%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th 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 above expectations (69th percentile)
85.6% Excellent
SC Int 116
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 101
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 447
QC Float 478
QC Mixed 471
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 444
MC Float 450
MC Mixed 468
68% 454 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 85.6%
Great: 100%
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
Relative performance n/a - GPU benchmark error
Poor: 69% Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$136
408GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
84.9% Excellent
Read 502
Write 406
Mixed 403
97% 437 MB/s
4K Read 28.8
4K Write 91.8
4K Mixed 17.4
114% 46 MB/s
DQ Read 28.6
DQ Write 281
DQ Mixed 18.5
55% 109 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 115%
Crucial MX200 250GB-$134
221GB free
Firmware: MU01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 522
Write 398
Mixed 412
99% 444 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 98.1
4K Mixed 31.9
142% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 340
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 64.6
114% 226 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 102%
Great: 101%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$55
488GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
99.2% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 158
Mixed 161
127% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.23
82% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 99.2%
Great: 108%
SanDisk Ultra Flair USB 3.0 128GB-$30
29GB free, PID 5591
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
20.2% Poor
Read 38.1
Write 24.2
Mixed 27.1
36% 29.8 MB/s
4K Read 3.87
4K Write 2.77
4K Mixed 1
143% 2.55 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20.2%
Great: 54%
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 (100th percentile)
73.4% Very good
MC Read 25.7
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 24.2
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 21.1
59% 20.5 GB/s
Latency 59.9
67% 59.9 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97M-PLUS - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $967
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