Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 90.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics122% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131003
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 04:56
Run Duration160 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (60th 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)
90.8% Outstanding
SC Int 120
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 118
96% 119 Pts
QC Int 479
QC Float 473
QC Mixed 482
108% 478 Pts
MC Int 480
MC Float 476
MC Mixed 481
72% 479 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 90.8%
Great: 97%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti-$750
EVGA(3842 6598) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2176 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 387.92
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
122% Outstanding
Lighting 1.1
Reflection 530
Parallax 627
70% 386 fps
MRender 270
Gravity 526
Splatting 282
159% 359 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 122%
Great: 180%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$204
368GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 503
Write 492
Mixed 498
111% 498 MB/s
4K Read 42.4
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 52.4
188% 67.4 MB/s
DQ Read 43.8
DQ Write 329
DQ Mixed 30.7
70% 134 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 117%
Great: 125%
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 way above expectations (94th percentile)
66.7% Good
Read 499
Write 131
Mixed 149
56% 259 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 90
4K Mixed 9.94
103% 42.8 MB/s
DQ Read 315
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 26.2
71% 156 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 68%
Samsung 840 Pro 256GB-$199
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: 52% Great: 109%
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 (91st percentile)
72.5% Very good
MC Read 25.6
MC Write 26.7
MC Mixed 23.4
72% 25.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.9
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 22.3
60% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 53.5
75% 53.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 72.5%
Great: 83%
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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 3,006 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,054
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