Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 58%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 87.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics62.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive161% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory10.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime6.2 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 04:43
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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-$245
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 117
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 468
QC Float 467
QC Mixed 458
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 460
MC Float 458
MC Mixed 441
68% 453 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
MaxC: 1455 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.49
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
62.8% Good
Lighting 189
Reflection 186
Parallax 198
58% 191 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 198
Splatting 128
77% 160 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 0 Volume 500GB
250GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
161% Outstanding
Read 937
Write 929
Mixed 930
208% 932 MB/s
4K Read 37.1
4K Write 94.5
4K Mixed 37.2
154% 56.3 MB/s
DQ Read 439
DQ Write 487
DQ Mixed 159
204% 361 MB/s
Poor: 97%
This bench: 161%
Great: 364%
WD Black 3TB (2013)-$151
2TB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
81.5% Excellent
Read 149
Write 135
Mixed 148
109% 144 MB/s
4K Read 0.99
4K Write 3.1
4K Mixed 0.31
133% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB-$108
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
62.5% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 19.6
61% 21.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 21.6
SC Mixed 20.1
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 63%
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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 2,353 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 61%
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 41%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $119

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $879
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