Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics25% 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 Drive55.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 10:26
Run Duration183 Seconds
Run User SVK-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 i5-4670K-$230
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
SC Int 109
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 423
QC Mixed 422
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 400
MC Float 421
MC Mixed 409
61% 410 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 360-$98
CLim: 1060 MHz, MLim: 1625 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
25% Poor
Lighting 69.8
Reflection 76.1
Parallax 89.7
24% 78.5 fps
MRender 56.2
Gravity 59.1
Splatting 72.4
26% 62.6 fps
Poor: 19%
This bench: 25%
Great: 28%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
46GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 60AABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
55.1% Above average
Read 419
Write 114
Mixed 158
50% 230 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 91
4K Mixed 13.2
93% 40.8 MB/s
DQ Read 90.7
DQ Write 114
DQ Mixed 29.8
43% 78.2 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 75%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$55
1.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
73.6% Very good
Read 129
Write 128
Mixed 130
97% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.68
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.2
90% 1 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 73.6%
Great: 83%
WD Red 2TB (2012)-$80
380GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
73% Very good
Read 131
Write 123
Mixed 128
96% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.25
86% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 73%
Great: 89%
WD Blue 250GB (2008)-$62
13GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
30.5% Below average
Read 53.1
Write 52.6
Mixed 59.9
42% 55.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.42
106% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 30.5%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905471-009.A00LF Hynix HMT451U6BFR8C-PB 9905471-009.A00LF Hynix HMT451U6BFR8C-PB 16GB
1333, 1600, 1333, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
51.1% Above average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 18.7
MC Mixed 16
50% 17.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 16.5
46% 16.1 GB/s
Latency 69.6
58% 69.6 ns
Poor: 48%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87-A Builds (Compare 5,087 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $832
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