Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 63.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics33.5% 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 Drive61.4% 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.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory7.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140128
Uptime21.6 Days
Run DateDec 05 '19 at 10:35
Run Duration163 Seconds
Run User GEO-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
63.6% Good
1-Core 109
2-Core 196
73% 152 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 430
49% 373 Pts
64-Core 564
38% 564 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1999 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 432.0
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
33.5% Below average
Lighting 135
Reflection 81.3
Parallax 120
35% 112 fps
MRender 78.4
Gravity 125
Splatting 84.6
34% 95.9 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 33.5%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Adata Ultimate SU800 128GB-$25
51GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q0913A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 149 151 151 151 151 152 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
61.4% Good
Read 452
Write 148
Mixed 200
SusWrite 151
52% 238 MB/s
4K Read 16
4K Write 57.2
4K Mixed 25.8
88% 33 MB/s
DQ Read 165
DQ Write 140
DQ Mixed 127
102% 144 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 113%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$37
661GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 167 166 168 169 170 MB/s
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
97.3% Outstanding
Read 172
Write 172
Mixed 77.8
SusWrite 168
108% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
132% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 97.3%
Great: 116%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC24
SusWrite @10s intervals: 145 149 149 150 151 149 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
67.7% Good
Read 87.3
Write 70.5
Mixed 67.5
SusWrite 149
69% 93.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.5
108% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 113%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 32GB-$4
3GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 21.8
Mixed 8.5
14% 15.1 MB/s
4K Read 5.6
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
21% 1.87 MB/s
Poor: 5% Great: 28%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905471-079.A00LF 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
54.1% Above average
MC Read 18.7
MC Write 19.9
MC Mixed 16.7
53% 18.4 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 17.8
49% 17 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 62%
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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 9,083 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $816
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