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 (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Boot Drive121% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory13.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 15 '21 at 13:09
Run Duration213 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790-$226
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
81% Excellent
Memory 88.4
1-Core 114
2-Core 232
84% 145 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 576
63% 486 Pts
64-Core 567
38% 567 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 81%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 870 EVO 500GB-$86
126GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SVT01B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 432 444 353 356 356 356 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
121% Outstanding
Read 467
Write 444
Mixed 424
SusWrite 383
97% 429 MB/s
4K Read 44.3
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 60.5
203% 71.6 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 357
268% 358 MB/s
Poor: 80%
This bench: 121%
Great: 132%
Verbatim STORE N GO 16GB
10GB free, PID 0300
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.5 3.6 3.6 4.8 4.8 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
5.51% Terrible
Read 22.4
Write 11.2
Mixed 1.8
SusWrite 4
10% 9.85 MB/s
4K Read 5.9
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
22% 1.97 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.51%
Great: 9%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5471-037.A00LF 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
57.9% Above average
MC Read 21.4
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 16.7
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 21.2
SC Mixed 18.8
54% 19 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 57.9%
Great: 61%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 0: 0R 0G 0B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
0% 0% 2 8 6 60 0" 1080 1920
History: Score 17: 2R 2G 1B | Score 0: 0R 0G 0B
Typical Z87-A Builds (Compare 5,249 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $925
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