Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 69.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics53.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory11.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 21 '19 at 06:44
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (58th 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 (39th percentile)
69.4% Good
1-Core 100
2-Core 224
75% 162 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 570
62% 478 Pts
64-Core 570
38% 570 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$185
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
53.7% Above average
Lighting 202
Reflection 185
Parallax 220
53% 202 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 192
Splatting 131
54% 159 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
548GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 129 143 144 143 138 MB/s
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
85.3% Excellent
Read 161
Write 164
Mixed 63.3
SusWrite 135
95% 131 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 2.4
415% 2.93 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 85.3%
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 (57th percentile)
60.4% Good
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 21.8
MC Mixed 18.2
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.4
SC Write 20.5
SC Mixed 19.8
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 59.9
67% 59.9 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 60.4%
Great: 65%
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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 8,356 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $925
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