Asus Z87-PLUS

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics38.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive102% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (34%). 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 @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130517
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateJan 25 '18 at 19:02
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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-$473
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
77.8% Very good
SC Int 115
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 116
92% 116 Pts
QC Int 367
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 367
84% 372 Pts
MC Int 573
MC Float 624
MC Mixed 601
90% 599 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 77.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7870-$203
Diamond(1092 2321) 2GB
CLim: 1150 MHz, MLim: 1400 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.2.1
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
38.4% Below average
Lighting 120
Reflection 93.6
Parallax 156
41% 123 fps
MRender 64.9
Gravity 100
Splatting 92.8
36% 86 fps
Poor: 27%
This bench: 38.4%
Great: 38%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Corsair Neutron 480GB
446GB free
Firmware: 01.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 520
Write 500
Mixed 515
114% 512 MB/s
4K Read 38.7
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 15.8
141% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 257
DQ Mixed 16.1
87% 201 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 104%
Great: 105%
Corsair Neutron 480GB
292GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.5 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 486
Mixed 515
113% 506 MB/s
4K Read 38
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 16.5
137% 54.8 MB/s
DQ Read 328
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 16.2
83% 192 MB/s
Poor: 83%
This bench: 102%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
66.9% Good
MC Read 23.6
MC Write 25.2
MC Mixed 21.4
67% 23.4 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 21.4
SC Mixed 20.3
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 73%
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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 1,643 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z87-PLUS - $175

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $1,225
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