Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 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 84.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics30.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive107% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 10 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory11.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 20 '19 at 21:17
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User GEO-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th 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 i7-4790K-$365
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
84.2% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 118
96% 119 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 410
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 603
MC Float 652
MC Mixed 649
95% 635 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 84.2%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R7 260X-$120
Gigabyte(1458 2271) 2GB
CLim: 1188 MHz, MLim: 1625 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 19.4.1
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
30.6% Below average
Lighting 87.6
Reflection 85.5
Parallax 112
30% 94.9 fps
MRender 60.3
Gravity 83.1
Splatting 78.3
31% 73.9 fps
Poor: 21%
This bench: 30.6%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend TS256GSSD230S 256GB
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 8F3S
SusWrite @10s intervals: 429 407 411 412 411 413 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 448
Write 423
Mixed 395
SusWrite 414
95% 420 MB/s
4K Read 28.7
4K Write 136
4K Mixed 39.7
166% 68.2 MB/s
DQ Read 245
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 239
196% 276 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 107%
Great: 117%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
588GB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 134 133 133 131 132 134 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Read 171
Write 124
Mixed 86.5
SusWrite 133
94% 129 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT51264BA160BJ.M8F 1315 CT51264BA160BJ.M8F 1315 CT51264BA160BJ.M8F 0467 RMR5030KD68F9F1600 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
58.2% Above average
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 16.8
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.3
SC Write 22.3
SC Mixed 19.7
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 64.6
62% 64.6 ns
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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 7,011 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: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $890
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