Asus Z87-PLUS

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics67.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive60.1% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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).
MotherboardAsus Z87-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory9.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0.7 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 15:30
Run Duration260 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$490
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
69.4% Good
SC Int 106
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 106
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 326
QC Float 337
QC Mixed 323
74% 329 Pts
MC Int 488
MC Float 537
MC Mixed 537
78% 521 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$260
EVGA(3842 3979) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
67.1% Good
Lighting 204
Reflection 182
Parallax 201
63% 196 fps
MRender 156
Gravity 193
Splatting 140
70% 163 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 67.1%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 500GB-$258
269GB free
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
60.1% Good
Read 491
Write 116
Mixed 123
52% 243 MB/s
4K Read 32.1
4K Write 47.8
4K Mixed 12.4
90% 30.8 MB/s
DQ Read 265
DQ Write 81.6
DQ Mixed 28.9
59% 125 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 98%
Seagate ST12000DM0007-2GR116 12TB
6TB free
Firmware: DN01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
WD Black 6TB (2015)-$290
5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
70.4% Very good
Read 107
Write 138
Mixed 93.9
85% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.05
4K Write 1.57
4K Mixed 0.08
40% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 85%
This bench: 70.4%
Great: 132%
WD Black 4TB (2013)-$150
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
99.4% Outstanding
Read 189
Write 158
Mixed 150
124% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 3.03
4K Mixed 0.23
115% 1.36 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 99.4%
Great: 98%
WD Black 4TB (2013)-$150
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
90.8% Outstanding
Read 159
Write 158
Mixed 146
116% 154 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 2.92
4K Mixed 0.22
99% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 98%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
2TB free
Firmware: CC29 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 186
Write 180
Mixed 153
130% 173 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.59
4K Mixed 0.27
90% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 105%
Great: 109%
WD Black 4TB (2013)-$150
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
88% Excellent
Read 158
Write 148
Mixed 141
112% 149 MB/s
4K Read 0.76
4K Write 2.75
4K Mixed 0.21
106% 1.24 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 88%
Great: 98%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$70
2TB free
Firmware: CC29 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
75.4% Very good
Read 141
Write 122
Mixed 138
101% 134 MB/s
4K Read 0.12
4K Write 0.83
4K Mixed 0.18
40% 0.38 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 75.4%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5273CH0-CH9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
45.9% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 16.6
MC Mixed 14.3
44% 15.6 GB/s
SC Read 11.8
SC Write 15.9
SC Mixed 14.4
40% 14 GB/s
Latency 71.9
56% 71.9 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 45.9%
Great: 54%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 88%
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Desktop
Desktop 71%
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Workstation
Workstation 50%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-PLUS - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $1,299
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