Asus SABERTOOTH Z87

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
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 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 73.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics41.7% 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)
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus SABERTOOTH Z87  (all builds)
Memory24.3 GB free of 32 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140603
Uptime7.3 Days
Run DateOct 29 '19 at 10:18
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 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 Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790-$318
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
73.2% Very good
1-Core 116
2-Core 216
79% 166 Pts
4-Core 389
8-Core 575
62% 482 Pts
64-Core 583
39% 583 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 73.2%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280X-$500
CLim: 1100 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 19.9.2
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
41.7% Average
Lighting 160
Reflection 92.4
Parallax 227
42% 160 fps
MRender 70.3
Gravity 164
Splatting 101
42% 112 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 41.7%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WDC WD2003FZEX-00Z4SA0 256GB
106GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 439 438 430 420 413 415 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
Read 464
Write 434
Mixed 332
SusWrite 426
93% 414 MB/s
4K Read 31
4K Write 97.3
4K Mixed 46
157% 58.1 MB/s
DQ Read 384
DQ Write 293
DQ Mixed 347
258% 342 MB/s
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$85
992GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 15 19 24 66 100 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
15.9% Very poor
Read 13.2
Write 89.9
Mixed 3.5
SusWrite 41.7
27% 37.1 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 2.1
4K Mixed 0.1
50% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 15.9%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
57.8% Above average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 21.3
MC Mixed 18
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 19.8
SC Mixed 20.1
53% 18.5 GB/s
Latency 61.8
65% 61.8 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 63%
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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 4,265 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 - $193

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $998
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HDDRAMUSB
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