Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 91.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics40.6% 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 Drive48.6% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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)
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display4096 x 2160 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140128
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 02 '19 at 16:11
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4670K-$200
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
91.5% Outstanding
Memory 95.3
1-Core 128
2-Core 257
92% 160 Pts
4-Core 507
8-Core 507
69% 507 Pts
64-Core 516
35% 516 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 91.5%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$500
Asus(1043 3006) 3GB
CLim: 1070 MHz, MLim: 1600 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.9.3
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
40.6% Average
Lighting 158
Reflection 90.6
Parallax 207
41% 152 fps
MRender 69
Gravity 160
Splatting 98.6
41% 109 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ AGILITY3 90GB
56GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2.22
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 69 76 79 80 77 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
48.6% Average
Read 167
Write 93
Mixed 118
SusWrite 76.8
25% 114 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 89.3
4K Mixed 22
107% 44 MB/s
DQ Read 145
DQ Write 94.5
DQ Mixed 96
78% 112 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 55%
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB-$130
813GB free
Firmware: 1AA01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 75 74 74 74 75 73 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
47.7% Average
Read 91.7
Write 47.7
Mixed 58.6
SusWrite 74
50% 68 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 1.1
194% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 47.7%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
65.7% Good
MC Read 22.6
MC Write 23.4
MC Mixed 20.9
64% 22.3 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 21
60% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 56.3
71% 56.3 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 65.7%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z87-A Builds (Compare 2,489 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $950
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