Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 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 81.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics6.31% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory26.9 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateAug 31 '17 at 23:16
Run Duration172 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd 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 i7-4770-$299
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
81.7% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 402
QC Mixed 410
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 553
MC Float 587
MC Mixed 580
86% 573 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 81.7%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Asus(1043 8534) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
6.31% Terrible
Lighting 13.4
Reflection 20
Parallax 25.3
6% 19.6 fps
MRender 24.1
Gravity 8
Splatting 20.7
7% 17.6 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.31%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$150
423GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 68% Great: 118%
WD Green 1TB (2009)-$78
827GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
47.9% Average
Read 89.8
Write 77.1
Mixed 73.7
60% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.47
4K Write 1.54
4K Mixed 0.31
82% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 47.9%
Great: 57%
Corsair Flash Survivor USB 3.0 16GB-$48
4GB free, PID 1a04
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
16.4% Very poor
Read 75.4
Write 20
Mixed 15.9
36% 37.1 MB/s
4K Read 3.53
4K Write 0.09
4K Mixed 0.05
18% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 16.4%
Great: 36%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsZ DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
57.8% Above average
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 20.7
MC Mixed 17.2
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 20.3
SC Mixed 20
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 65.7
61% 65.7 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 62%
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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 2,790 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: $1,034
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