Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics14.8% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive54.5% 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.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory13.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 23 '21 at 10:47
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User MYS-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
85.7% Excellent
Memory 90.3
1-Core 124
2-Core 248
88% 154 Pts
4-Core 437
8-Core 644
70% 540 Pts
64-Core 643
43% 643 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 85.7%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GT 1030
Asus(1043 85F4) 2GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 471.11
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
14.8% Very poor
Lighting 18
Reflection 18.4
Parallax 18.8
15% 18.4 fps
MRender 15.8
Gravity 19.3
Splatting 17.2
15% 17.4 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 14.8%
Great: 16%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB-$40
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: Z33130RL
SusWrite @10s intervals: 103 78 83 86 86 74 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
54.5% Above average
Read 342
Write 150
Mixed 191
SusWrite 84.9
42% 192 MB/s
4K Read 20.3
4K Write 80.7
4K Mixed 18.7
97% 39.9 MB/s
DQ Read 152
DQ Write 154
DQ Mixed 33
58% 113 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 79%
Intel Raid 0 Volume 2TB
2TB free
Firmware: 1.0.
SusWrite @10s intervals: 350 362 364 371 371 367 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
212% Outstanding
Read 372
Write 339
Mixed 124
SusWrite 364
218% 300 MB/s
4K Read 6.6
4K Write 4.8
4K Mixed 1.7
553% 4.37 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 212%
Great: 212%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 9905471-064.A00LF 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
59.9% Above average
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 17.3
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 23.7
SC Mixed 19.9
59% 20.6 GB/s
Latency 66.8
60% 66.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 59.9%
Great: 61%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87-A Builds (Compare 5,036 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: 54% - Above average Total price: $1,031
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