Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics64.5% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 3 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 30 '18 at 00:02
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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 i5-4670-$370
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
SC Int 108
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 423
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 424
94% 412 Pts
MC Int 425
MC Float 413
MC Mixed 419
63% 419 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 13.251.0.0
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
64.5% Good
Lighting 194
Reflection 155
Parallax 238
65% 196 fps
MRender 116
Gravity 170
Splatting 173
64% 153 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 64.5%
Great: 69%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 640GB (2008)-$80
551GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 106 104 105 108 111 110 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
63.8% Good
Read 114
Write 106
Mixed 80.3
SusWrite 108
75% 102 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 1
181% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 63%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
903GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15
SusWrite @10s intervals: 177 177 177 175 177 177 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
89.2% Excellent
Read 134
Write 108
Mixed 83.8
SusWrite 177
92% 126 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1.1
222% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 89.2%
Great: 107%
Lexar JumpDrive S23 USB 3.0 32GB-$30
18GB free, PID a833
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 25 25 25 25 25 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
13.1% Very poor
Read 32.5
Write 26.2
Mixed 15.7
SusWrite 25
32% 24.9 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.8
63% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 13.1%
Great: 32%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (66th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
54.4% Above average
MC Read 18.8
MC Write 19.4
MC Mixed 17.2
53% 18.5 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 19.1
SC Mixed 18.2
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 66.6
60% 66.6 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 54.4%
Great: 70%
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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 4,454 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $895
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