Asus Z97I-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 (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive122% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97I-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160218
Uptime4.8 Days
Run DateJul 28 '19 at 17:25
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4590S-$179
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
70.5% Very good
1-Core 109
2-Core 207
75% 158 Pts
4-Core 391
8-Core 386
53% 388 Pts
64-Core 394
26% 394 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$415
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 430.86
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Lighting 319
Reflection 302
Parallax 314
84% 312 fps
Gravity 308
Splatting 243
104% 275 fps
Poor: 70% Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$97
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 265 381 466 454 453 456 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Read 469
Write 444
Mixed 379
SusWrite 412
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 40.6
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 61.4
198% 70.2 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 349
DQ Mixed 363
273% 364 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 122%
Great: 133%
Seagate ST2000LM015-2E8174 2TB
576GB free
Firmware: SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 92 93 85 86 86 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
43.7% Average
Read 63.6
Write 92
Mixed 59.3
SusWrite 87.2
56% 75.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.6
189% 2.03 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1632 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
64.4% Good
MC Read 22.8
MC Write 23.5
MC Mixed 20.5
64% 22.3 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 21
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 61.1
66% 61.1 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97I-PLUS Builds (Compare 1,572 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97I-PLUS - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $1,044
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