Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics33.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive69.9% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory12.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131029
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 29 '19 at 06:01
Run Duration290 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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-$210
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Memory 94.5
1-Core 120
2-Core 239
88% 151 Pts
4-Core 468
8-Core 450
63% 459 Pts
64-Core 469
32% 469 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
EVGA(3842 2765) 2GB
CLim: 1293 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 436.48
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
33.1% Below average
Lighting 100
Reflection 81.4
Parallax 125
26% 102 fps
MRender 88.4
Gravity 122
Splatting 80.8
34% 97 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 33.1%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY SSD2SC240G1SA754 240GB
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 5B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 188 199 140 146 153 154 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
69.9% Good
Read 487
Write 302
Mixed 293
SusWrite 163
69% 312 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 72.5
4K Mixed 36.4
128% 45.7 MB/s
DQ Read 27.5
DQ Write 4.7
DQ Mixed 143
72% 58.5 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 92%
PNY SSD2SC240G1SA754 240GB
125GB free
Firmware: 5B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 198 205 249 243 256 276 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 478
Write 301
Mixed 301
SusWrite 238
74% 330 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 81.2
4K Mixed 38.3
135% 49.3 MB/s
DQ Read 285
DQ Write 282
DQ Mixed 1.2
78% 189 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 92%
PNY CS1311 240GB
210GB free
Firmware: 1122
SusWrite @10s intervals: 200 207 162 176 178 177 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
Read 508
Write 483
Mixed 358
SusWrite 183
86% 383 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 80.4
4K Mixed 41
148% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 323
DQ Write 346
DQ Mixed 196
186% 288 MB/s
Poor: 57%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 91%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
230GB free
Firmware: 3B7QCXE7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 385 449 442 391 310 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
136% Outstanding
Read 721
Write 586
Mixed 440
SusWrite 391
120% 534 MB/s
4K Read 45
4K Write 86.2
4K Mixed 53.7
183% 61.6 MB/s
DQ Read 780
DQ Write 404
DQ Mixed 555
422% 580 MB/s
Poor: 143%
This bench: 136%
Great: 236%
Viper M.2 VPN100 512GB
306GB free
Firmware: ECFM12.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1629 579 577 588 593 586 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
226% Outstanding
Read 1,978
Write 1945
Mixed 1,432
SusWrite 759
342% 1,529 MB/s
4K Read 45.7
4K Write 89.7
4K Mixed 60.5
194% 65.3 MB/s
DQ Read 1,396
DQ Write 379
DQ Mixed 732
579% 836 MB/s
Poor: 148%
This bench: 226%
Great: 229%
WD Green 1TB (2010)-$52
469GB free
Firmware: AB51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 74 74 75 76 75 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
45.7% Average
Read 84.9
Write 66.3
Mixed 82.3
SusWrite 74.3
57% 77 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.6
121% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 59%
Seagate Backup+ Desk 2TB
759GB free
Firmware: 0342
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 176 176 182 180 176 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
85.1% Excellent
Read 120
Write 131
Mixed 69.3
SusWrite 175
90% 124 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 7
4K Mixed 0.9
250% 2.8 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
63.5% Good
MC Read 22.1
MC Write 22.9
MC Mixed 20.4
62% 21.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 22.2
SC Mixed 19.3
56% 19.5 GB/s
Latency 58.5
68% 58.5 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 63.5%
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 2,167 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

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