Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 44%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 90.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics41.7% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 (29%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory9.8 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 07 '18 at 00:55
Run Duration175 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 29%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
90.7% Outstanding
SC Int 124
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 475
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 470
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 491
MC Float 492
MC Mixed 473
73% 486 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 90.7%
Great: 99%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Asus(1043 8534) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4835
Performing as expected (60th percentile)
5.33% Terrible
Lighting 12.6
Reflection 19
Parallax 22.9
5% 18.2 fps
MRender 16
Gravity 7.4
Splatting 19
6% 14.1 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 5.33%
Great: 6%
AMD R9 280-$185
PwrHis(1787 5000) 3GB
CLim: 960 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
41.7% Average
Lighting 130
Reflection 81.2
Parallax 174
45% 128 fps
MRender 62.4
Gravity 120
Splatting 88.8
39% 90.5 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$51
806GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
75.6% Very good
Read 140
Write 124
Mixed 128
98% 130 MB/s
4K Read 0.22
4K Write 1.24
4K Mixed 0.13
46% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 107%
Adata DashDrive UV128 USB 3.0 32GB-$12
2GB free, PID db8a
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
32.2% Below average
Read 121
Write 50.3
Mixed 60.4
86% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 4.69
4K Write 0.83
4K Mixed 0.6
66% 2.04 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 32.2%
Great: 33%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G 0420 F3-12800CL10-8GBXL 12GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
59.4% Above average
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 17.8
58% 20.3 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 19.2
52% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 60
67% 60 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 59%
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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 3,341 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $1,097
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