Asus Z97M-PLUS

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics65.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive84.2% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z97M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory28.2 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150519
Uptime2.8 Days
Run DateFeb 03 '18 at 22:52
Run Duration285 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790-$226
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
89.8% Excellent
Memory 94.2
1-Core 120
2-Core 243
88% 152 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 644
72% 554 Pts
64-Core 642
43% 642 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 89.8%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
65.6% Good
Lighting 84.1
Reflection 88.8
Parallax 85.8
68% 86.3 fps
MRender 82.9
Gravity 76.8
Splatting 68.8
63% 76.2 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
84.2% Excellent
Read 498
Write 404
Mixed 413
98% 438 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 88.5
4K Mixed 19.9
128% 48.3 MB/s
DQ Read 36.6
DQ Write 80.3
DQ Mixed 19.2
26% 45.3 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 123%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$34
915GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 201
Write 190
Mixed 183
144% 191 MB/s
4K Read 0.78
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.25
95% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 112%
Great: 114%
ST4000DM 005-2DP166 4TB
2TB free, PID 0567
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
69.4% Good
Read 172
Write 175
Mixed 160
217% 169 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 2.05
4K Mixed 0.27
81% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 69%
ST4000DM 000-1F2168 4TB
1.5TB free, PID 0567
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
55.7% Above average
Read 148
Write 133
Mixed 133
175% 138 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.65
4K Mixed 0.22
66% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 62%
ST4000DM 000-1F2168 4TB
22GB free, PID 0539
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
50% Average
Read 120
Write 134
Mixed 127
166% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.42
4K Write 1.06
4K Mixed 0.18
44% 0.55 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 50%
Great: 58%
ST4000DM 000-1F2168 4TB
20GB free, PID 0539
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
52.8% Above average
Read 150
Write 126
Mixed 104
156% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 1.13
4K Mixed 0.18
47% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 58%
WDC WD40 EZRX-00SPEB0 4TB
16GB free, PID 0567
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
32% Below average
Read 71.5
Write 73.2
Mixed 73.9
95% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.82
4K Mixed 0.22
71% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 32%
Great: 61%
ST4000DM 000-1F2168 4TB
7GB free, PID 0539
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
44.8% Average
Read 123
Write 111
Mixed 103
142% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 0.91
4K Mixed 0.19
39% 0.51 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 58%
ST4000DM 000-1F2168 4TB
7GB free, PID 0539
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
55.3% Above average
Read 147
Write 138
Mixed 115
168% 133 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.22
4K Mixed 0.2
50% 0.62 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866 C9 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1648 MHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
62.8% Good
MC Read 22.5
MC Write 22.5
MC Mixed 19.2
61% 21.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 20.6
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 59.3
67% 59.3 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 86%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z97M-PLUS - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,158
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