Asus SABERTOOTH Z87

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 58%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics48.6% 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)
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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z87  (all builds)
Memory5.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131106
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateOct 13 '19 at 03:00
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
58% Above average
1-Core 84.1
2-Core 198
64% 141 Pts
4-Core 317
8-Core 534
54% 426 Pts
64-Core 503
34% 503 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 58%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX Titan Black-$1,000
Asus(1043 84B7) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 419.35
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
48.6% Average
Lighting 185
Reflection 160
Parallax 264
51% 203 fps
MRender 129
Gravity 185
Splatting 91.9
45% 135 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 48.6%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$138
2GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 430
Write 444
Mixed 285
86% 386 MB/s
4K Read 27.6
4K Write 64.8
4K Mixed 43.1
131% 45.2 MB/s
DQ Read 362
DQ Write 332
DQ Mixed 184
182% 292 MB/s
Poor: 62% Great: 107%
WD Blue 640GB (2008)-$29
571GB free
Firmware: 01.03B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 105 104 105 99 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
61.4% Good
Read 110
Write 104
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 104
71% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
187% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 63%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$30
915GB free
Firmware: CC9C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 189 191 191 191 191 191 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
107% Outstanding
Read 184
Write 134
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 191
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.9
165% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 107%
Great: 114%
Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB (2013)-$75
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC52
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 151 152 151 153 153 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 136
Write 98
Mixed 63.7
SusWrite 151
82% 112 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.6
116% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 98%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
55.2% Above average
MC Read 19.1
MC Write 20
MC Mixed 17.9
54% 19 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 16.9
47% 16.5 GB/s
Latency 65.9
61% 65.9 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical SABERTOOTH Z87 Builds (Compare 4,148 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 - $193

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $952
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