Asus Z97M-PLUS

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 22%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 46.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics43.3% 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 Drive59.8% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z97M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory10.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit couleurs
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150519
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 28 '20 at 16:15
Run Duration226 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
46.7% Average
Memory 81.1
1-Core 69.5
2-Core 83.5
53% 78 Pts
4-Core 70.8
8-Core 95.3
11% 83.1 Pts
64-Core 45.7
3% 45.7 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 46.7%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
Asus(1043 8509) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.87
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
43.3% Average
Lighting 58.3
Reflection 0.19
Parallax 0.12
47% 19.6 fps
MRender 5.19
Gravity 56.4
Splatting 0.39
39% 20.7 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 535 Series 480GB-$150
290GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RG21
SusWrite @10s intervals: 178 172 163 151 198 208 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
59.8% Above average
Read 431
Write 274
Mixed 312
SusWrite 178
67% 299 MB/s
4K Read 23.8
4K Write 22.6
4K Mixed 24.1
79% 23.5 MB/s
DQ Read 221
DQ Write 94.4
DQ Mixed 114
96% 143 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 69%
Intel 335 Series 180GB-$189
159GB free
Firmware: 335u
SusWrite @10s intervals: 158 155 164 159 161 162 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
70.2% Very good
Read 330
Write 209
Mixed 228
SusWrite 160
52% 232 MB/s
4K Read 29.7
4K Write 79.5
4K Mixed 31.1
127% 46.8 MB/s
DQ Read 208
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 137
119% 176 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 87%
Seagate ST31000340AS 1TB-$80
94GB free
Firmware: SD15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 61 63 63 63 65 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
40.6% Average
Read 78.2
Write 9
Mixed 32
SusWrite 62.9
34% 45.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 60%
WD Black 2TB (2013)-$100
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 153 154 159 160 168 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
Read 159
Write 146
Mixed 95.9
SusWrite 158
103% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 1
202% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 62%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
29.1% Poor
MC Read 10.5
MC Write 10
MC Mixed 9.7
29% 10.1 GB/s
SC Read 4.2
SC Write 3.4
SC Mixed 9
16% 5.53 GB/s
Latency 78.4
51% 78.4 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 29.1%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97M-PLUS Builds (Compare 1,204 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97M-PLUS - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,108
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