Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
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 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics52.3% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateJun 08 '19 at 07:18
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 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 Server
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 (59th percentile)
80.5% Excellent
Memory 95
1-Core 113
2-Core 218
84% 142 Pts
4-Core 357
8-Core 573
59% 465 Pts
64-Core 562
38% 562 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 80.5%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$395
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 430.86
Performing below potential (63rd percentile) - GPU OC Guide
52.3% Above average
Lighting 193
Reflection 184
Parallax 201
51% 193 fps
MRender 154
Gravity 186
Splatting 127
53% 156 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 57%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB-$90
581GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 118 144 144 144 142 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
78.8% Very good
Read 139
Write 173
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 135
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 5.3
4K Mixed 2.4
423% 3.03 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 78.8%
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 above expectations (70th percentile)
60.8% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 18.5
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 19.8
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 57.1
70% 57.1 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 60.8%
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 11,010 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $965
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