Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 66.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics90.2% 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 Drive56.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory17.3 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131213
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 25 '21 at 15:14
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 35%
Watch Gameplay: 2060 + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd 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-$300
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
66.4% Good
Memory 74.4
1-Core 96.1
2-Core 185
69% 118 Pts
4-Core 315
8-Core 466
50% 391 Pts
64-Core 505
34% 505 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 66.4%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2060-$390
Zotac(19DA 3571) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 466.11
Performing below potential (70th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
90.2% Outstanding
Lighting 118
Reflection 130
Parallax 113
96% 120 fps
MRender 138
Gravity 97.7
Splatting 95.1
84% 110 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 90.2%
Great: 95%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD340 256GB-$194
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVN263
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 57 61 52 61 65 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
56.2% Above average
Read 307
Write 161
Mixed 168
SusWrite 63.4
39% 175 MB/s
4K Read 24
4K Write 52.5
4K Mixed 33.1
107% 36.5 MB/s
DQ Read 254
DQ Write 43.4
DQ Mixed 82.3
77% 127 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 98%
WD Green 1TB (2011)-$70
182GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 93 90 77 88 98 85 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
41% Average
Read 54.7
Write 48
Mixed 17.9
SusWrite 88.6
38% 52.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
24% 0.23 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 41%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/8G 0215 CMV8GX3M1A1600C11 KHX1600C10D3/8G 24GB
1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
41% Average
MC Read 15.2
MC Write 14.7
MC Mixed 12
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 10.5
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 14.2
38% 13.2 GB/s
Latency 91.7
44% 91.7 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 41%
Great: 59%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87-A Builds (Compare 4,815 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,135
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