Asus Z97M-PLUS

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (79th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 21 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 70.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics51.5% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive103% 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 30 '19 at 07:27
Run Duration154 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (79th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Xeon E3-1241 v3-$360
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
70.8% Very good
1-Core 111
2-Core 222
78% 166 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 575
61% 474 Pts
64-Core 592
40% 592 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 77%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
51.5% Above average
Lighting 192
Reflection 180
Parallax 198
50% 190 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 182
Splatting 129
52% 156 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
208GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 272 269 275 275 275 275 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 457
Write 450
Mixed 381
SusWrite 274
88% 391 MB/s
4K Read 35.9
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 44.8
169% 62.7 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 236
211% 320 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 103%
Great: 115%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
931GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 181 181 180 180 181 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
109% Outstanding
Read 199
Write 172
Mixed 82.5
SusWrite 179
116% 158 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1.3
256% 1.9 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 109%
Great: 109%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB-$6
13GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 4.8 9.4 13 11 12 12 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
29.7% Poor
Read 119
Write 2.5
Mixed 27.8
SusWrite 10.2
36% 39.8 MB/s
4K Read 5.6
4K Write 2.9
4K Mixed 3.9
252% 4.13 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 29.7%
Great: 35%
WD 2500BEV External 250GB
44GB free, PID 1010
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 35 38 39 38 38 38 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
17.8% Very poor
Read 40
Write 36.8
Mixed 26.6
SusWrite 37.7
47% 35.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
66% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 17.8%
Great: 20%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1632 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
63% Good
MC Read 22.6
MC Write 22.7
MC Mixed 19.6
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 21
SC Mixed 21
57% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 64.2
62% 64.2 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 63%
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 2,566 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
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