We used 3DMark‘s ‘Fire Strike’ benchmark which is designed to be used on gaming PCs. We opted for the Normal setting, NOT the Extreme mode.
We used the ‘Performance’ test in the 3DMark 11 benchmark.
Asus’s Z87-Deluxe/Quad motherboard delivers a standard set of results for a Z87 part. Given that such a large proportion of the performance-impacting components are situated on an LGA 1150 chip, it is no surprise that performance differentials between Z87 motherboards are few and far between.