Asus Z87-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics42.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory13.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '18 at 14:37
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-4770K-$430
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
80.9% Excellent
SC Int 118
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 117
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 392
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 595
MC Float 607
MC Mixed 602
90% 601 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 80.9%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
42.8% Average
Lighting 142
Reflection 122
Parallax 135
43% 133 fps
MRender 82.3
Gravity 125
Splatting 87
42% 98 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 42.8%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate SkyHawk 1TB (2016)-$53
815GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CV11
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 159 161 161 166 169 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
86.6% Excellent
Read 144
Write 137
Mixed 71.5
SusWrite 158
93% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 86.6%
Great: 97%
WD Purple 2TB (2014)-$54
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 115 115 115 117 116 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
65% Good
Read 112
Write 105
Mixed 56.8
SusWrite 114
71% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.9
180% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 65%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance LP DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
60.1% Good
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 18.3
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 19.4
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 62.9
64% 62.9 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87-PLUS Builds (Compare 1,719 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z87-PLUS - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,021
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HDDRAMUSB
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