Asus Z97I-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 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 59%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics18.8% 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)
Boot Drive137% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 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 Z97I-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20160218
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateNov 16 '19 at 15:00
Run Duration177 Seconds
Run User FRA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Pentium G3258-$75
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
59% Above average
1-Core 124
2-Core 216
82% 170 Pts
4-Core 226
8-Core 227
31% 227 Pts
64-Core 242
16% 242 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 59%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7850-$174
Sapphire(174B E221) 2GB
CLim: 920 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.4.1
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
18.8% Very poor
Lighting 83.5
Reflection 78.1
Parallax 107
22% 89.4 fps
MRender 55.6
Gravity 66.1
Splatting 77.9
19% 66.5 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 18.8%
Great: 21%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
138GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 503 302 301 289 146 147 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
137% Outstanding
Read 667
Write 548
Mixed 396
SusWrite 281
106% 473 MB/s
4K Read 37.7
4K Write 165
4K Mixed 46.8
205% 83.3 MB/s
DQ Read 783
DQ Write 628
DQ Mixed 58.4
220% 490 MB/s
Poor: 139%
This bench: 137%
Great: 240%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$61
63GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 463
Write 445
Mixed 372
95% 427 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 44.8
167% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 249
DQ Write 105
DQ Mixed 44.7
68% 133 MB/s
Poor: 74% Great: 123%
PNY CS900 240GB-$27
97GB free
Firmware: CS900J13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 246 366 359 318 104 106 MB/s
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
35.4% Below average
Read 161
Write 87.4
Mixed 80.8
SusWrite 250
33% 145 MB/s
4K Read 12.7
4K Write 18.6
4K Mixed 10.1
42% 13.8 MB/s
DQ Read 15.4
DQ Write 27.2
DQ Mixed 12.7
12% 18.4 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 35.4%
Great: 98%
Samsung 860 Evo 500GB-$60
227GB free
Firmware: RVT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 319 376 368 325 106 108 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
110% Outstanding
Read 449
Write 450
Mixed 390
SusWrite 267
87% 389 MB/s
4K Read 42.1
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 60.9
200% 71.1 MB/s
DQ Read 353
DQ Write 253
DQ Mixed 60.1
111% 222 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 110%
Great: 131%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Aegis DDR3 1600 C11 1x8GB
1 of 2 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1099 MHz
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled
24.2% Poor
MC Read 7.7
MC Write 8
MC Mixed 7.2
22% 7.63 GB/s
SC Read 5.8
SC Write 6.8
SC Mixed 6.7
18% 6.43 GB/s
Latency 76.4
52% 76.4 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 24.2%
Great: 35%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97I-PLUS Builds (Compare 1,568 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus Z97I-PLUS - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,054
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