Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (72nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 28 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 88.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics42.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive65.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 01:49
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing above expectations (72nd 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-$270
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
88.2% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 116
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 484
QC Float 473
QC Mixed 465
108% 474 Pts
MC Int 480
MC Float 479
MC Mixed 471
72% 477 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7950-$290
PwrHis(1787 201C) 3GB
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
42.2% Average
Lighting 124
Reflection 83
Parallax 131
39% 113 fps
MRender 69.8
Gravity 137
Splatting 102
44% 103 fps
Poor: 24%
This bench: 42.2%
Great: 43%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$90
233GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 498
Write 405
Mixed 417
98% 440 MB/s
4K Read 36.6
4K Write 96.8
4K Mixed 46.1
166% 59.8 MB/s
DQ Read 261
DQ Write 285
DQ Mixed 118
131% 221 MB/s
Poor: 71%
This bench: 108%
Great: 116%
Intel 520 Series 120GB-$190
19GB free
Firmware: 400i Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (65th percentile)
65.6% Good
Read 498
Write 127
Mixed 195
59% 273 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 102
4K Mixed 12.8
113% 47.7 MB/s
DQ Read 135
DQ Write 132
DQ Mixed 12
42% 93.1 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 77%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$67
2TB free
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
98.1% Outstanding
Read 167
Write 175
Mixed 156
125% 166 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 1.86
4K Mixed 0.23
94% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 111%
Seagate NAS HDD 2TB-$98
441GB free
Firmware: SC42 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5900 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
69.4% Good
Read 124
Write 118
Mixed 98.6
85% 114 MB/s
4K Read 0.57
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.14
67% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 93%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB-$142
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
MC Read 33.1
MC Write 34.5
MC Mixed 29.5
92% 32.4 GB/s
SC Read 21.9
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 27.4
68% 23.9 GB/s
Latency 46.8
85% 46.8 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 89%
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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 2,797 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,036
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