Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 17%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (12th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 88 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 13.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics27.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load 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.
Very high background CPU (82%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
4 months ago, 4 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.4 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130419
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 09 '18 at 19:17
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 82%

 PC Performing way below expectations (12th 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 i5-4570-$197
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.65 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
13.5% Very poor
SC Int 13.9
SC Float 13.2
SC Mixed 14.3
11% 13.8 Pts
QC Int 39.3
QC Float 66.2
QC Mixed 79.8
14% 61.8 Pts
MC Int 74.9
MC Float 55
MC Mixed 52.5
9% 60.8 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 13.5%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
EVGA(3842 2963) 2GB
CLim: 1392 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
27.4% Poor
Lighting 52.5
Reflection 49.8
Parallax 105
22% 69.2 fps
MRender 61
Gravity 91.2
Splatting 64.7
31% 72.3 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 27.4%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$44
547GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC46 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
84.8% Excellent
Read 160
Write 136
Mixed 145
111% 147 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.22
69% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 84.8%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT4G3D1608ET3LX0. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1360 MHz
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
28.2% Poor
MC Read 12.4
MC Write 10.2
MC Mixed 12.1
33% 11.6 GB/s
SC Read 2.1
SC Write 2
SC Mixed 3.4
7% 2.5 GB/s
Latency 315
13% 315 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 28.2%
Great: 69%
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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 4,401 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $888
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