Asus Z97M-PLUS

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics62.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive80.9% 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.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 10 is not the most recent version of Windows, it remains a great option.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z97M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory23.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150519
Uptime1.7 Days
Run DateMar 19 '23 at 07:36
Run Duration148 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st percentile)

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

Processor BenchNormalHeavyServer
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
75.8% Very good
Memory 83
1-Core 116
2-Core 216
78% 139 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 519
56% 446 Pts
64-Core 538
33% 538 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench3D DX93D DX103D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
EVGA(3842 4990) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 528.49
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
62.3% Good
Lighting 77.3
Reflection 92.4
Parallax 83.7
63% 84.5 fps
MRender 78.8
Gravity 72.8
Splatting 72.7
61% 74.8 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 87%
Drives BenchSequentialRandom 4kDeep queue 4k
PNY CS900 4TB SSD
3.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CS900702
SusWrite @10s intervals: 268 359 400 425 432 429 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
80.9% Excellent
Read 364
Write 414
Mixed 392
SusWrite 386
88% 389 MB/s
4K Read 25.4
4K Write 51.2
4K Mixed 33.2
108% 36.6 MB/s
DQ Read 216
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 202
151% 201 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 127%
Samsung Portable SSD T5 2TB
394GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 40 41 42 42 42 MB/s
Relative performance (0th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
17.9% Very poor
Read 39.2
Write 41.2
Mixed 40.2
SusWrite 40.5
9% 40.3 MB/s
4K Read 12.9
4K Write 11
4K Mixed 12
41% 12 MB/s
DQ Read 29.3
DQ Write 25.7
DQ Mixed 24.1
19% 26.4 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 17.9%
Great: 97%
Seagate PS4 Game Drive 2TB
615GB free
Firmware: 0304
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 87 90 91 90 90 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
39.2% Below average
Read 49
Write 70.2
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 86.5
44% 60.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.1
117% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 39.2%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit BenchMulti coreSingle coreLatency
Patriot PSD38G16002 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
56% Above average
MC Read 20.3
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 15.9
55% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 22.4
SC Mixed 19.5
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 75.2
53% 75.2 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 56%
Great: 60%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97M-PLUS Builds (Compare 1,036 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97M-PLUS - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $998
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