Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics85.9% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive126% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 12 '19 at 03:14
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
93.1% Outstanding
Memory 95.5
1-Core 141
2-Core 272
97% 170 Pts
4-Core 489
8-Core 740
79% 614 Pts
64-Core 743
50% 743 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 93.1%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-Ti-$560
EVGA(3842 4996) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1622 MHz, MLim: 1815 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 441.41
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
Lighting 351
Reflection 320
Parallax 351
92% 341 fps
MRender 210
Gravity 318
Splatting 230
86% 252 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 87%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
162GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 394 310 310 311 288 230 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 489
Mixed 403
SusWrite 307
96% 426 MB/s
4K Read 48.1
4K Write 130
4K Mixed 66
226% 81.5 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 359
270% 362 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 126%
Great: 123%
Microsoft Storage Space Device 999GB
172GB free
Firmware: 0.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 459 466 469 475 454 344 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
132% Outstanding
Read 512
Write 489
Mixed 464
SusWrite 445
108% 477 MB/s
4K Read 45.1
4K Write 129
4K Mixed 64.6
219% 79.5 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 361
272% 364 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 132%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$27
815GB free
Firmware: HP51
SusWrite @10s intervals: 174 179 180 180 179 180 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 176
Write 145
Mixed 86.2
SusWrite 178
107% 146 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
159% 1.2 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 102%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 2400 MHz clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below potential (46th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
61.4% Good
MC Read 21.3
MC Write 22
MC Mixed 18.6
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 16.9
SC Write 23.5
SC Mixed 19.7
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 55.7
72% 55.7 ns
Poor: 39%
This bench: 61.4%
Great: 88%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87-A Builds (Compare 2,792 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $882
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