Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 66.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics98.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive106% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131029
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 16:15
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4670K-$395
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
66.9% Good
1-Core 111
2-Core 221
78% 166 Pts
4-Core 417
8-Core 423
57% 420 Pts
64-Core 419
28% 419 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super)-$429
EVGA(3842 3162) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2160 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 436.30
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
98.5% Outstanding
Lighting 378
Reflection 313
Parallax 401
99% 364 fps
MRender 370
Gravity 341
Splatting 228
98% 313 fps
Poor: 89%
This bench: 98.5%
Great: 105%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 1TB-$108
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 402 409 432 412 411 416 MB/s
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 479
Write 431
Mixed 388
SusWrite 414
96% 428 MB/s
4K Read 31.4
4K Write 92
4K Mixed 53.6
165% 59 MB/s
DQ Read 81.2
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 52.6
87% 160 MB/s
Poor: 79%
This bench: 106%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
70.9% Very good
MC Read 24.9
MC Write 26.5
MC Mixed 22.8
71% 24.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 20.7
SC Mixed 21.9
58% 20.3 GB/s
Latency 54
74% 54 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 70.9%
Great: 92%
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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 7,808 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,104
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