Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 87.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics56.1% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive91.1% 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.
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory13.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 10 '17 at 07:20
Run Duration88 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU1%
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 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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-$236
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
87.5% Excellent
Memory 92.7
1-Core 119
2-Core 237
87% 149 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 600
69% 526 Pts
64-Core 598
40% 598 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 87.5%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-3GB-$230
CLim: 1961 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing below potential (95th percentile) - Disable monitor sync before benchmarking (71 fps cap detected)
56.1% Above average
Lighting 71.3
Reflection 70.7
Parallax 62.5
58% 68.2 fps
MRender 71.8
Gravity 66.2
Splatting 70.6
54% 69.5 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 56.1%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$90
202GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
91.1% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 342
Mixed 351
87% 394 MB/s
4K Read 38.5
4K Write 69.7
4K Mixed 24.2
126% 44.1 MB/s
DQ Read 367
DQ Write 239
DQ Mixed 83.3
121% 230 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 91.1%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Dark-1600 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
61.8% Good
MC Read 21.8
MC Write 22.3
MC Mixed 19.1
60% 21.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 20.3
57% 20 GB/s
Latency 62.6
64% 62.6 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 62%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87-A Builds (Compare 5,018 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: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,031
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