Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics12.3% 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.
Boot Drive38.2% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131213
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 22:16
Run Duration197 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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-$300
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
80.2% Excellent
SC Int 112
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 110
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 403
QC Mixed 400
92% 404 Pts
MC Int 552
MC Float 584
MC Mixed 578
86% 571 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 740
EVGA(3842 3748) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1084 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
12.3% Very poor
Lighting 31.3
Reflection 24.9
Parallax 37.9
10% 31.4 fps
MRender 28.4
Gravity 37.6
Splatting 30.7
14% 32.2 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 12.3%
Great: 12%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Agility 4 256GB-$279
73GB free
Firmware: 1.5.2 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below potential (1st percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port
38.2% Below average
Read 271
Write 183
Mixed 182
47% 212 MB/s
4K Read 13.9
4K Write 31.7
4K Mixed 10
51% 18.5 MB/s
DQ Read 15.2
DQ Write 38.2
DQ Mixed 10.9
13% 21.5 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 38.2%
Great: 82%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$90
781GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM !4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
82% Excellent
Read 136
Write 150
Mixed 145
108% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.81
4K Write 2.84
4K Mixed 0.61
155% 1.42 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 82%
Great: 82%
Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 1TB-$90
355GB free
Firmware: ST6OA31B Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
51% Above average
Read 93.7
Write 83.8
Mixed 90.6
67% 89.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 1.48
4K Mixed 0.41
99% 0.84 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 51%
Great: 59%
WD Elements 2TB
316GB free, PID 10b8
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
16.6% Very poor
Read 39.7
Write 28.5
Mixed 29.9
40% 32.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 1.49
4K Mixed 0.17
58% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 16.6%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (44th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
51.1% Above average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 18.3
MC Mixed 15.4
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 18.7
SC Mixed 17.7
48% 16.9 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 66%
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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 2,752 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,011
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