Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (10th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 90 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics58% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 Drive70.3% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMay 07 '18 at 04:32
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4690K-$255
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
75.9% Very good
SC Int 103
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 102
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 391
QC Mixed 398
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 405
MC Float 395
MC Mixed 398
60% 400 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.9%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 390-$304
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
58% Above average
Lighting 178
Reflection 138
Parallax 228
61% 181 fps
MRender 110
Gravity 142
Splatting 152
56% 134 fps
Poor: 58%
This bench: 58%
Great: 70%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$140
466GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
71.1% Very good
Read 421
Write 341
Mixed 358
83% 374 MB/s
4K Read 17.4
4K Write 22.6
4K Mixed 24.6
70% 21.5 MB/s
DQ Read 298
DQ Write 202
DQ Mixed 110
120% 204 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 71.1%
Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
11GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
70.3% Very good
Read 422
Write 339
Mixed 350
82% 371 MB/s
4K Read 16.9
4K Write 23
4K Mixed 24.1
69% 21.3 MB/s
DQ Read 302
DQ Write 184
DQ Mixed 93.8
110% 194 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 113%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$44
391GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Read 131
Write 122
Mixed 114
92% 122 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.98
4K Mixed 0.28
91% 0.95 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown BLS4G3D1609ES2LX0. 1315 BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 1315 BLS4G3D1609ES2LX0. 1315 BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
45.5% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 14
44% 15.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 16.3
SC Mixed 15.5
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 76.2
52% 76.2 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 65%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87-A Builds (Compare 4,298 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $1,013
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