Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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. 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 62.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics65.8% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 08 '19 at 05:21
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (44th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4770K-$293
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
62.2% Good
1-Core 106
2-Core 205
74% 156 Pts
4-Core 345
8-Core 566
58% 456 Pts
64-Core 563
38% 563 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 62.2%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$399
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
65.8% Good
Lighting 202
Reflection 184
Parallax 200
62% 195 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 191
Splatting 130
68% 158 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 71%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
686GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 109 104 140 144 141 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
51.5% Above average
Read 58.8
Write 142
Mixed 72
SusWrite 121
72% 98.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
122% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
60.1% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.2
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 19.7
SC Mixed 19
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 60.1%
Great: 65%
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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 7,596 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $875
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