Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 76.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics66.9% 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.
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 (60th 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 i7-4770K-$293
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
76.2% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 100
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 336
QC Float 374
QC Mixed 386
83% 365 Pts
MC Int 542
MC Float 580
MC Mixed 570
84% 564 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 76.2%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$374
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.64
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
66.9% Good
Lighting 202
Reflection 185
Parallax 220
64% 202 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 192
Splatting 131
69% 159 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 72%
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 (49th 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: 49%
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: 67%
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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 7,064 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $906
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