Asus Z87M-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 66.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics2.93% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z87M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory0.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit Farben
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131022
Uptime0.6 Days
Run DateMar 25 '20 at 21:21
Run Duration233 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
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 (7th percentile)
66.2% Good
Memory 87.7
1-Core 101
2-Core 182
74% 124 Pts
4-Core 244
8-Core 346
38% 295 Pts
64-Core 365
24% 365 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 66.2%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Asus(1043 8534) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
2.93% Terrible
Lighting 12.8
Reflection 19.6
Parallax 21.9
3% 18.1 fps
MRender 16.3
Gravity 8
Splatting 19.8
3% 14.7 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.93%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 250GB
1GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 353
Write 42
Mixed 64.8
33% 153 MB/s
4K Read 19.7
4K Write 8.6
4K Mixed 20
60% 16.1 MB/s
DQ Read 374
DQ Write 38.4
DQ Mixed 44.1
73% 152 MB/s
Poor: 51% Great: 109%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$84
69GB free
Firmware: CC54
SusWrite @10s intervals: 58 66 65 66 70 67 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 77.7
Write 46
Mixed 53.7
SusWrite 65.5
45% 60.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.6
107% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 99%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$79
339GB free
Firmware: 1AJ100E4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 77 81 78 81 78 MB/s
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
51.1% Above average
Read 99
Write 120
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 78.6
64% 87.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
157% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 77%
WD Blue 4TB (2015)-$86
504GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 102 103 103 103 102 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
54.8% Above average
Read 91
Write 97.2
Mixed 67.2
SusWrite 99.5
65% 88.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 54.8%
Great: 104%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
875GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 116 121 120 124 118 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
65.4% Good
Read 111
Write 111
Mixed 52.8
SusWrite 116
72% 97.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.8
161% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 84%
WD Elements 25A3 5TB
46GB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 97 97 99 99 99 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
43.3% Average
Read 100
Write 98.5
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 96.1
128% 94.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
122% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 68%
WD Elements 25A3 4TB
324GB free, PID 25a3
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 83 82 83 84 83 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
36% Below average
Read 76.3
Write 77.3
Mixed 68
SusWrite 81.1
104% 75.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
112% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 36%
Great: 96%
SDXC Card 128GB
110GB free, PID null
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 62 56 73 75 73 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
29.8% Poor
Read 68.2
Write 52.8
Mixed 33.7
SusWrite 64.8
72% 54.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 2.4
146% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 29.8%
Great: 43%
Seagate Expansion Desk 3TB
316GB free, PID 3320
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 36 37 37 38 38 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
16.5% Very poor
Read 36.8
Write 13.8
Mixed 23.2
SusWrite 36
36% 27.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.7
61% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 16.5%
Great: 73%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1866 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
45.4% Average
MC Read 12.6
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 16.5
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 11.3
SC Write 14.3
SC Mixed 5.4
30% 10.3 GB/s
Latency 69.8
57% 69.8 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 45.4%
Great: 70%
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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 2,128 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z87M-PLUS - $138

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $755
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