Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (95th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 5 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. This PC is likely operated by a technical master!
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 59.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics32.9% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive80% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory6.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 14:23
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing way above expectations (95th 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 Pentium G3258-$80
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
59.4% Above average
SC Int 122
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 241
QC Float 242
QC Mixed 245
55% 243 Pts
MC Int 244
MC Float 246
MC Mixed 246
37% 245 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 460-$90
CLim: 1350 MHz, MLim: 2000 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.11.4
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
32.9% Below average
Lighting 89.2
Reflection 92.6
Parallax 118
31% 99.8 fps
MRender 72.2
Gravity 84.9
Splatting 90.6
34% 82.6 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 32.9%
Great: 31%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk Ultra Plus 128GB-$128
53GB free
Firmware: X2316RL Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
80% Very good
Read 407
Write 234
Mixed 295
69% 312 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 24.3
141% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 179
DQ Write 179
DQ Mixed 45.7
71% 135 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 80%
Great: 79%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$64
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
64.8% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 23.8
MC Mixed 20.9
63% 22.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 19.9
57% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 55.8
72% 55.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 64.8%
Great: 65%
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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 3,025 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: $1,034
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