Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 74.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive83.1% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
High background CPU (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit farger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131029
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 02:58
Run Duration120 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 i7-4770K-$450
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
74.8% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 109
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 373
QC Mixed 359
83% 364 Pts
MC Int 531
MC Float 556
MC Mixed 560
82% 549 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 74.8%
Great: 93%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 240GB-$150
67GB free
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
Read 493
Write 276
Mixed 353
83% 374 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 83.8
4K Mixed 25.9
116% 45.1 MB/s
DQ Read 288
DQ Write 231
DQ Mixed 53.1
96% 191 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 89%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$93
1TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
75% Very good
Read 141
Write 120
Mixed 118
95% 126 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 2.25
4K Mixed 0.21
92% 1.04 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 75%
Great: 83%
WD My Passport 07A8 1TB
459GB free, PID 07a8
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
33.8% Below average
Read 67.4
Write 85.8
Mixed 70.7
99% 74.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.67
4K Mixed 0.19
66% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 33.8%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS8G3D1609DS1S00. 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
57.1% Above average
MC Read 19.7
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 18.1
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.6
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 18.6
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 70.7
57% 70.7 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 57.1%
Great: 64%
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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 2,816 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: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,036
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