Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
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 a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. 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 81.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics34.5% 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 Drive47.1% 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.
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131213
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 04:14
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 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 Extreme
Intel Core i5-4670K-$300
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
81.1% Excellent
1-Core 120
2-Core 237
84% 178 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 464
63% 464 Pts
64-Core 463
31% 463 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 81.1%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
EVGA(3842 2968) 2GB
CLim: 1544 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
34.5% Below average
Lighting 145
Reflection 118
Parallax 133
38% 132 fps
MRender 83.5
Gravity 128
Splatting 86.2
34% 99.1 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 34.5%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$70
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 506ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 67 58 51 52 54 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
47.1% Average
Read 130
Write 95.5
Mixed 93.8
SusWrite 58.8
21% 94.6 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 77.3
4K Mixed 28.8
108% 42 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 101
DQ Mixed 69.6
64% 99 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 47.1%
Great: 75%
Crucial M500 240GB-$70
105GB free
Firmware: MU05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 214 226 226 221 217 212 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
88.5% Excellent
Read 434
Write 273
Mixed 304
SusWrite 219
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 26.6
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 38.3
146% 57 MB/s
DQ Read 329
DQ Write 259
DQ Mixed 182
167% 257 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 88.5%
Great: 90%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
218GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 147 153 154 154 154 154 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
79.6% Very good
Read 124
Write 114
Mixed 86.2
SusWrite 153
88% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.1
220% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 79.6%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 1600 CL11 Series 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
58.1% Above average
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 17.7
57% 19.9 GB/s
SC Read 15.6
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 17.4
51% 18 GB/s
Latency 63.6
63% 63.6 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 59%
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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 8,606 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $970
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