Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
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 89%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics72.1% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Memory20GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 20GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory16.5 GB free of 20 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 15 '18 at 01:58
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
89% Excellent
SC Int 123
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 126
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 481
QC Float 470
QC Mixed 454
106% 469 Pts
MC Int 475
MC Float 470
MC Mixed 483
71% 476 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 89%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 480-$280
CLim: 1303 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
72.1% Very good
Lighting 214
Reflection 177
Parallax 302
76% 231 fps
MRender 144
Gravity 204
Splatting 130
69% 159 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 72%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
20GB free (System drive)
Firmware: HP51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 152 180 190 198 195 196 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 190
Write 81.1
Mixed 69.8
SusWrite 185
96% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
144% 1 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 107%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMY16GX3M2A1866C9 0420 F3-14900CL9-2GBXM 0215 CMY16GX3M2A1866C9 0420 F3-14900CL9-2GBXM 20GB
1400, 1800, 1400, 1800 MHz
8192, 2048, 8192, 2048 MB
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
69.4% Good
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 22.3
69% 24 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 21
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 55.4
72% 55.4 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 72%
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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 5,295 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $880
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