Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way above expectations (86th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 14 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 an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics23.5% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive73.8% 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
2 years ago, 2 years ago.
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130506
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 07 '19 at 16:35
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4670K-$228
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
88.8% Excellent
Memory 95.6
1-Core 124
2-Core 235
89% 151 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 461
64% 468 Pts
64-Core 466
31% 466 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 88.8%
Great: 88%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
EVGA(3842 2662) 2GB
CLim: 1305 MHz, MLim: 1552 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 418.81
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
23.5% Poor
Lighting 26.8
Reflection 25
Parallax 32.6
22% 28.1 fps
MRender 33.9
Gravity 31.5
Splatting 26.3
26% 30.5 fps
Poor: 20%
This bench: 23.5%
Great: 22%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vertex 3 120GB-$116
89GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.50
SusWrite @10s intervals: 108 106 110 108 109 110 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
73.8% Very good
Read 380
Write 132
Mixed 166
SusWrite 108
43% 197 MB/s
4K Read 32.6
4K Write 90.3
4K Mixed 39.9
148% 54.3 MB/s
DQ Read 153
DQ Write 130
DQ Mixed 142
106% 142 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 81%
WD WD10EURX 1TB-$49
608GB free
Firmware: 1A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 120 119 118 120 119 120 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
73.5% Very good
Read 137
Write 118
Mixed 86.1
SusWrite 119
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
190% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 87%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
65.6% Good
MC Read 23
MC Write 23.5
MC Mixed 20.6
64% 22.4 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 23.2
SC Mixed 20.3
58% 20.4 GB/s
Latency 55.1
73% 55.1 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 65.6%
Great: 65%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z87-A Builds (Compare 5,289 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $948
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