Asus Z87M-PLUS

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
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 61.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics1.3% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive45% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (85%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z87M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory1.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130716
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateNov 30 '19 at 23:35
Run Duration133 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 85%

 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 Server
Intel Core i5-4570-$280
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
61.7% Good
Memory 68.9
1-Core 66.6
2-Core 154
57% 96.4 Pts
4-Core 313
8-Core 333
44% 323 Pts
64-Core 334
22% 334 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT
Gigabyte(1458 344C) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 342.1
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
1.3% Terrible
Lighting 1.43
Reflection 2.69
Parallax 0.53
1% 1.55 fps
MRender 3.1
Gravity 0.87
Splatting 2.17
2% 2.05 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.3%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 240GB (2016)
167GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z3311000
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 106 149 89 76 115 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
45% Average
Read 378
Write 29.5
Mixed 149
SusWrite 106
36% 166 MB/s
4K Read 11.7
4K Write 48.2
4K Mixed 3.9
48% 21.3 MB/s
DQ Read 157
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 33.4
80% 161 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 45%
Great: 73%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$27
870GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 161 157 160 159 162 161 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
96.1% Outstanding
Read 175
Write 141
Mixed 81
SusWrite 160
102% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
161% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 96.1%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905584-015.A00LF 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
53.1% Above average
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 20.9
MC Mixed 17.5
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 14
SC Mixed 13
35% 12.3 GB/s
Latency 104
38% 104 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 59%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87M-PLUS Builds (Compare 667 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 8%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus Z87M-PLUS - $138

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $359
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