Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 64%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics32.7% 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 Drive73.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
12 days ago, 12 days ago.
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory1.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1842 x 1048 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '20 at 17:07
Run Duration169 Seconds
Run User DZA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (57th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4590-$160
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
64% Good
1-Core 98.4
2-Core 190
68% 144 Pts
4-Core 358
8-Core 319
47% 338 Pts
64-Core 347
23% 347 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 64%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$155
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 441.87
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
32.7% Below average
Lighting 131
Reflection 78.9
Parallax 119
34% 110 fps
MRender 78.8
Gravity 122
Splatting 82.6
33% 94.3 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 34%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Lexar SSD 256GB
195GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R1127A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 246 295 310 316 330 308 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
73.4% Very good
Read 356
Write 250
Mixed 326
SusWrite 301
69% 308 MB/s
4K Read 33.3
4K Write 61.5
4K Mixed 20.7
110% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 174
DQ Write 209
DQ Mixed 34.3
69% 139 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 73.4%
Great: 118%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
182GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 114 113 115 114 115 115 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
81.9% Excellent
Read 171
Write 139
Mixed 86
SusWrite 114
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
239% 1.77 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 81.9%
Great: 108%
Samsung HD103SI 1TB-$70
461GB free
Firmware: 1AG01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 88 86 89 88 89 89 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
53.3% Above average
Read 97.7
Write 99
Mixed 52.3
SusWrite 88
62% 84.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 53.3%
Great: 60%
WD WD5000AAVS-00ZTB0 500GB
82GB free
Firmware: 01.01B01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 72 74 73 73 75 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
42.8% Average
Read 76
Write 72.8
Mixed 50.2
SusWrite 72.9
50% 68 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.7
139% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 21%
This bench: 42.8%
Great: 45%
Seagate Expansion 1TB
99GB free
Firmware: 0502
SusWrite @10s intervals: 73 71 71 72 72 73 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
43.1% Average
Read 77.8
Write 60.5
Mixed 50.3
SusWrite 72.1
48% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
134% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 43.1%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown DDR3 1866 0420 DDR3 1600 2OZ 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
47.5% Average
MC Read 15.6
MC Write 17.5
MC Mixed 15.3
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 12.9
SC Write 16.5
SC Mixed 13.9
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 70.8
56% 70.8 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 47.5%
Great: 55%
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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 9,375 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
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Desktop
Desktop 71%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $905
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