Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics103% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive91.8% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory7.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateMar 07 '18 at 02:12
Run Duration285 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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-$430
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
63.8% Good
SC Int 105
SC Float 94.6
SC Mixed 93.8
78% 97.8 Pts
QC Int 280
QC Float 300
QC Mixed 296
66% 292 Pts
MC Int 498
MC Float 526
MC Mixed 560
79% 528 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980 Ti-$550
Zotac(19DA 1396) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1607 MHz, MLim: 1805 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 391.1
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Lighting 338
Reflection 287
Parallax 353
106% 326 fps
MRender 192
Gravity 296
Splatting 209
101% 233 fps
Poor: 67%
This bench: 103%
Great: 113%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 1TB-$330
699GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
91.8% Outstanding
Read 505
Write 350
Mixed 358
90% 404 MB/s
4K Read 41.2
4K Write 65.5
4K Mixed 27.6
132% 44.8 MB/s
DQ Read 304
DQ Write 185
DQ Mixed 102
114% 197 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 91.8%
Great: 126%
Intel Raid 1 Volume 4TB
1.5TB free
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
22.7% Poor
Read 40.7
Write 38.3
Mixed 41
30% 40 MB/s
4K Read 0.27
4K Write 0.45
4K Mixed 0.3
53% 0.34 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 22.7%
Great: 171%
Seagate ST3500630AS 500GB-$60
289GB free
Firmware: 3.CHL Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 20% Great: 43%
WD My Passport 0741 1TB
583GB free, PID 0741
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
20.5% Poor
Read 40.5
Write 40.6
Mixed 36.7
50% 39.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.83
4K Mixed 0.23
72% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 20.5%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (52nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled
49.8% Average
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 15.8
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 16.8
SC Mixed 11.3
39% 13.6 GB/s
Latency 65.8
61% 65.8 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 62%
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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 5,209 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $867
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