Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 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 90.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
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 (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131003
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 04:01
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing as expected (56th 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 (84th percentile)
90.6% Outstanding
SC Int 121
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 119
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 458
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 478
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 476
MC Float 471
MC Mixed 484
72% 477 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 90.6%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$775
EVGA(3842 6598) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 387.92
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Poor: 61% Great: 181%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$200
368GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
120% Outstanding
Read 506
Write 492
Mixed 500
112% 500 MB/s
4K Read 42.2
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 49.5
184% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 292
DQ Write 304
DQ Mixed 140
149% 245 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 120%
Great: 124%
Samsung 840 120GB-$109
68GB free
Firmware: DXT09B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
60.3% Good
Read 503
Write 132
Mixed 155
57% 263 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 90.2
4K Mixed 10.1
104% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 29.1
DQ Write 95.9
DQ Mixed 9.08
22% 44.7 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 68%
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$299
44GB free
Firmware: DXM06B0Q 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: 55% Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1866 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
71.9% Very good
MC Read 25.2
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 23
71% 24.9 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 22.8
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 53.7
74% 53.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 71.9%
Great: 78%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

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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 - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $979
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