Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 91.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics61.2% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive43% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130819
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 18 '20 at 23:12
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4770K-$260
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
91.3% Outstanding
Memory 95.7
1-Core 125
2-Core 250
91% 157 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 648
73% 561 Pts
64-Core 627
42% 627 Pts
Poor: 68%
This bench: 91.3%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing below potential (67th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
61.2% Good
Lighting 246
Reflection 211
Parallax 236
65% 231 fps
MRender 168
Gravity 221
Splatting 153
61% 180 fps
Poor: 55%
This bench: 61.2%
Great: 66%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$67
16GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 506ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 64 62 62 67 57 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
43% Average
Read 138
Write 110
Mixed 111
SusWrite 63.8
24% 106 MB/s
4K Read 20.8
4K Write 84.8
4K Mixed 16.5
98% 40.7 MB/s
DQ Read 127
DQ Write 97.8
DQ Mixed 72.6
65% 99.2 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 43%
Great: 72%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$76
2TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 126 128 128 127 125 MB/s
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
74.3% Very good
Read 132
Write 110
Mixed 83.5
SusWrite 126
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.4 MB/s
Poor: 39%
This bench: 74.3%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
404GB free
Firmware: CC24
SusWrite @10s intervals: 127 129 131 128 127 127 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
84.9% Excellent
Read 168
Write 138
Mixed 76.3
SusWrite 128
93% 128 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
142% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 84.9%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
62.5% Good
MC Read 21.9
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 19.2
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 17
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 20.2
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 55
73% 55 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 62.5%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87-A Builds (Compare 2,853 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $850
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