Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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. 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 87.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics117% 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.
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 10 years and 4 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
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 28 '18 at 19:35
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4670K-$280
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
87.4% Excellent
1-Core 127
2-Core 256
90% 192 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 515
69% 509 Pts
64-Core 511
34% 511 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 87.4%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
MSI(1462 3366) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2653 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
117% Outstanding
Lighting 461
Reflection 427
Parallax 500
121% 462 fps
MRender 257
Gravity 443
Splatting 272
118% 324 fps
Poor: 90%
This bench: 117%
Great: 115%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$70
232GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 78 81 79 84 80 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
49.3% Average
Read 91.5
Write 106
Mixed 57.3
SusWrite 79.9
62% 83.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 1
182% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 36%
This bench: 49.3%
Great: 77%
Seagate Momentus 5400.6 2.5" 500GB-$34
400GB free
Firmware: 0011LVM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 70 71 71 70 72 72 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
40.6% Average
Read 70.5
Write 66
Mixed 38.5
SusWrite 71
45% 61.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.7
123% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2000 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
76.4% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 28.4
MC Mixed 24.6
76% 26.8 GB/s
SC Read 18.7
SC Write 23.4
SC Mixed 24.7
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 54.3
74% 54.3 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 79%
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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 8,349 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $925
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