Asus Z97M-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive95% 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.
Very high background CPU (82%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
11 months ago, 11 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z97M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateFeb 01 '19 at 15:15
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User FIN-User
Background CPU 82%

 PC Performing below expectations (37th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
79.7% Very good
1-Core 133
2-Core 252
91% 193 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 677
68% 538 Pts
64-Core 685
46% 685 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 90%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$53
142GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 363 224 223 225 219 215 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
95% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 462
Mixed 400
SusWrite 245
90% 399 MB/s
4K Read 40.5
4K Write 92.4
4K Mixed 47.4
171% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 236
DQ Write 104
DQ Mixed 149
116% 163 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 95%
Great: 125%
Crucial MX100 256GB-$116
210GB free
Firmware: MU01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 322 321 321 322 321 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
86.3% Excellent
Read 301
Write 315
Mixed 291
SusWrite 322
69% 307 MB/s
4K Read 29
4K Write 94.7
4K Mixed 38.6
144% 54.1 MB/s
DQ Read 163
DQ Write 308
DQ Mixed 140
133% 204 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 86.3%
Great: 97%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-031.A00LF 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
25.7% Poor
MC Read 7.9
MC Write 8.3
MC Mixed 7
22% 7.73 GB/s
SC Read 8
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 9.3
25% 8.77 GB/s
Latency 73.4
54% 73.4 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 25.7%
Great: 53%
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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
Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97M-PLUS - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,179
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