Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 83.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics64.6% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '18 at 13:03
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User GEO-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 i7-4770K-$484
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
83.7% Excellent
SC Int 124
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 125
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 402
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 609
MC Float 582
MC Mixed 579
89% 590 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 83.7%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
CLim: 980 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.12.1
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
64.6% Good
Lighting 189
Reflection 152
Parallax 272
68% 205 fps
MRender 122
Gravity 156
Splatting 169
62% 149 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A400 120GB-$26
15GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 03070009
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 460
Write 276
Mixed 153
65% 297 MB/s
4K Read 26.5
4K Write 65
4K Mixed 37.7
123% 43.1 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 121
DQ Mixed 111
89% 126 MB/s
Poor: 39% Great: 82%
Hitachi HDS721050CLA360 500GB
84GB free
Firmware: JP2OA50E
SusWrite @10s intervals: 96 98 100 99 95 99 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
52.8% Above average
Read 86.1
Write 81.6
Mixed 54.9
SusWrite 98
59% 80.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 52.8%
Great: 77%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$42
660GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 175 176 177 166 176 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
98.7% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 116
Mixed 36.6
SusWrite 173
90% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.5
4K Mixed 0.6
165% 1.63 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 98.7%
Great: 114%
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$42
154GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 117 121 120 116 121 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
73.1% Very good
Read 136
Write 116
Mixed 30
SusWrite 118
72% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.6
129% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 73.1%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905471-084.A00LF 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
53.1% Above average
MC Read 18.6
MC Write 19
MC Mixed 15.7
51% 17.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 17.7
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 53.1%
Great: 62%
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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 5,079 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
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Desktop
Desktop 74%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $832
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