Asus Z87M-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (87th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 13 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics47.8% 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.
High background CPU (22%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z87M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory14 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140102
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 16:44
Run Duration83 Seconds
Run User MEX-User
Background CPU 22%

 PC Performing way above expectations (87th 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 i5-4440-$228
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
70.8% Very good
SC Int 96
SC Float 96.7
SC Mixed 97.6
77% 96.8 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 366
QC Mixed 368
83% 366 Pts
MC Int 365
MC Float 365
MC Mixed 367
55% 366 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$210
MSI(1462 2775) 3GB
CLim: 1020 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.11.1
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
47.8% Average
Lighting 150
Reflection 86.3
Parallax 201
52% 146 fps
MRender 66.4
Gravity 146
Splatting 94.3
45% 102 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 51%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB-$45
435GB free
Firmware: CC38 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
64.6% Good
Read 116
Write 109
Mixed 107
83% 111 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.62
128% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 69%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
62.8% Good
MC Read 22.6
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 20
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 17.5
SC Mixed 20.2
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 60.4
66% 60.4 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 68%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87M-PLUS Builds (Compare 544 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus Z87M-PLUS - $191

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $1,179
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