Asus Z97M-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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. 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 91.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics31.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 6 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
MotherboardAsus Z97M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20151111
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 31 '19 at 10:30
Run Duration176 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
91.2% Outstanding
1-Core 132
2-Core 263
93% 198 Pts
4-Core 532
8-Core 518
72% 525 Pts
64-Core 522
35% 522 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 91.2%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7950-$290
Sapphire(174B E249) 3GB
CLim: 925 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
31.2% Below average
Lighting 124
Reflection 77.4
Parallax 178
33% 126 fps
MRender 60
Gravity 120
Splatting 83.9
31% 88.1 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 31.2%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
114GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 8,090
Write 6,748
Mixed 7,022
1,623% 7,287 MB/s
4K Read 1,159
4K Write 264
4K Mixed 423
2,438% 615 MB/s
DQ Read 2,758
DQ Write 1,651
DQ Mixed 2,053
1,570% 2,154 MB/s
Poor: 63% Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$85
39GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 422 294 308 295 286 276 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 507
Write 490
Mixed 392
SusWrite 314
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 52.9
193% 68 MB/s
DQ Read 269
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 153
122% 176 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 107%
Great: 125%
Kingston SSDNow V300 60GB-$47
20GB free
Firmware: 580ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 75 75 75 75 75 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
68.3% Good
Read 389
Write 76.7
Mixed 127
SusWrite 74.9
36% 167 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 79.4
4K Mixed 38.6
143% 50.6 MB/s
DQ Read 111
DQ Write 78.3
DQ Mixed 78.5
63% 89.3 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
74.1% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 23.5
73% 25.5 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 23.2
65% 22.7 GB/s
Latency 51.7
77% 51.7 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 74%
Take a copy of your results

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97M-PLUS Builds (Compare 2,582 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97M-PLUS - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $1,211
The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9600K $229Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $46
Intel Core i5-9400F $155Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $170Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $370Nvidia RTX 2060 $339Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $204
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $37Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $80SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $63SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $643SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback