Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive110% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime2.2 Days
Run DateAug 03 '20 at 17:32
Run Duration195 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4590-$179
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
81.6% Excellent
Memory 91.2
1-Core 109
2-Core 214
81% 138 Pts
4-Core 418
8-Core 411
57% 414 Pts
64-Core 407
27% 407 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 81.6%
Great: 82%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HP S700 Pro 51 512GB
290GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Q0308D_H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 443 440 438 437 438 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
110% Outstanding
Read 474
Write 421
Mixed 387
SusWrite 439
97% 430 MB/s
4K Read 27.7
4K Write 106
4K Mixed 47.8
159% 60.4 MB/s
DQ Read 325
DQ Write 314
DQ Mixed 99.7
135% 246 MB/s
Poor: 109%
This bench: 110%
Great: 110%
WD Red 3TB (2012)-$85
2.5TB free
Firmware: 82.00A82
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 138 138 139 139 138 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
82.1% Excellent
Read 148
Write 137
Mixed 88.8
SusWrite 138
94% 128 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
190% 1.47 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 82.1%
Great: 87%
Seagate Expansion Desk 5TB
2.5TB free
Firmware: 9401
SusWrite @10s intervals: 40 41 41 42 42 42 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
23% Poor
Read 37.2
Write 38
Mixed 28.3
SusWrite 41.2
27% 36.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.2
4K Write 5.2
4K Mixed 0.6
213% 2.33 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 23%
Great: 89%
Seagate Backup+ Hub BK 6TB
2TB free
Firmware: D781
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 135 139 139 137 135 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
77.5% Very good
Read 133
Write 136
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 136
89% 122 MB/s
4K Read 3.7
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.7
315% 2.97 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 77.5%
Great: 91%
USB DISK 2.0 16GB
14GB free, PID 4200
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.9 3.6 4.8 4.8 4.8 4.8 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 16.7
Write 13.3
Mixed 4.2
SusWrite 4.4
12% 9.65 MB/s
4K Read 2.3
4K Mixed 0
13% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 3% Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C9D3/8GX 9905403-518.A00LF 16GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
54.3% Above average
MC Read 18.9
MC Write 19.7
MC Mixed 16.8
53% 18.5 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 19.5
SC Mixed 16.8
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 65.4
61% 65.4 ns

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 49%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $950
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