Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (78th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 22 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 69.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics5.93% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive127% 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.
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory13.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '19 at 19:59
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (78th 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 i7-4770K-$293
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
69.9% Good
SC Int 111
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 114
78% 113 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 388
QC Mixed 369
68% 377 Pts
MC Int 516
MC Float 504
MC Mixed 554
35% 524 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 69.9%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Asus(1043 8534) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
5.93% Terrible
Lighting 12.8
Reflection 19
Parallax 24
5% 18.6 fps
MRender 21.9
Gravity 7.7
Splatting 19.6
6% 16.4 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.93%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 1TB-$270
900GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 462 476 412 396 401 399 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 482
Mixed 380
SusWrite 424
101% 448 MB/s
4K Read 45.9
4K Write 110
4K Mixed 62
207% 72.6 MB/s
DQ Read 378
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 267
226% 330 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 127%
Great: 128%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial CT102464BA160B.C16 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
57.8% Above average
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 20.4
MC Mixed 17.3
57% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 19.9
52% 18 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
Poor: 34%
This bench: 57.8%
Great: 61%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87-A Builds (Compare 7,316 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Excellent Total price: $1,104
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