Asus Z87-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 62.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics24.8% 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 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 (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory11.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130701
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateDec 05 '19 at 04:07
Run Duration179 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4670K-$210
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
62.1% Good
1-Core 99.1
2-Core 194
69% 146 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 360
47% 345 Pts
64-Core 373
25% 373 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 62.1%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 270X-$199
XFX(1682 9275) 2GB
CLim: 1050 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.12.1
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
24.8% Poor
Lighting 104
Reflection 80.9
Parallax 135
27% 107 fps
MRender 59.1
Gravity 92.1
Splatting 84.4
25% 78.5 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 24.8%
Great: 28%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB-$40
337GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 29 44 56 71 88 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
38.1% Below average
Read 78.8
Write 108
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 53.7
55% 74.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.9
147% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 38.1%
Great: 69%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
935GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 192 192 193 192 192 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
82.6% Excellent
Read 96.5
Write 74
Mixed 66.5
SusWrite 192
78% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
135% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 82.6%
Great: 113%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$119
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 187 187 182 172 174 184 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Read 162
Write 155
Mixed 47.7
SusWrite 181
99% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.5
136% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 109%
Seagate FreeAgent 1TB
432GB free, PID 3001
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 19 19 19 19 14 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
13.9% Very poor
Read 38
Write 39.7
Mixed 30
SusWrite 18.1
42% 31.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 1
85% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 13.9%
Great: 19%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
740GB free, PID a009
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 19 19 19 19 19 24 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
15.5% Very poor
Read 37.7
Write 38.2
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 20
39% 29.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
84% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 15.5%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
58.7% Above average
MC Read 19.9
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.9
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 18.4
SC Mixed 18.2
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 65%
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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 3,008 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-PLUS - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $996
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