Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics43.5% 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 Drive108% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 months ago, 2 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 12:18
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th 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 i7-4770-$305
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
73.7% Very good
SC Int 104
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 109
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 337
QC Mixed 350
78% 345 Pts
MC Int 538
MC Float 576
MC Mixed 566
84% 560 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 73.7%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 36AA) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 399.24
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
43.5% Average
Lighting 146
Reflection 122
Parallax 134
44% 134 fps
MRender 83.4
Gravity 129
Splatting 87
43% 99.7 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$130
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 338 267 268 267 266 270 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 460
Write 445
Mixed 335
SusWrite 279
85% 380 MB/s
4K Read 38.9
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 53.7
182% 65.2 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 224
206% 317 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 108%
Great: 116%
WD Green 1.5TB (2010)-$61
1.5TB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 88 88 88 88 87 MB/s
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
51% Above average
Read 90
Write 90.8
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 87.2
61% 82.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
168% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 51%
Great: 66%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
69% Good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 25.7
MC Mixed 21.5
69% 24 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 22.1
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 57.6
70% 57.6 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 69%
Great: 71%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87-A Builds (Compare 6,594 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $953
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