Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics25.3% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive95.3% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
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. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsus Z87-A  (all builds)
Memory2.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit kleuren
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140815
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 12 '20 at 16:51
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4770-$277
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
78.4% Very good
Memory 93.7
1-Core 103
2-Core 192
78% 130 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 528
56% 435 Pts
64-Core 526
35% 526 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 78.4%
Great: 83%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 760-$209
Asus(1043 847A) 2GB
CLim: 1228 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 442.19
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
25.3% Poor
Lighting 28.5
Reflection 26.9
Parallax 37.9
23% 31.1 fps
MRender 37.4
Gravity 34.2
Splatting 30
28% 33.8 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 25.3%
Great: 30%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 280 129 134 100 66 74 MB/s
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
95.3% Outstanding
Read 488
Write 359
Mixed 388
SusWrite 130
76% 341 MB/s
4K Read 39.5
4K Write 80.9
4K Mixed 49.6
166% 56.7 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 344
DQ Mixed 134
163% 285 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 95.3%
Great: 124%
WD Blue 500GB (2008)-$43
185GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 118 121 121 121 121 121 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
68% Good
Read 116
Write 115
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 121
76% 104 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
129% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 68%
Great: 72%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$37
286GB free
Firmware: CC47
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 89 93 93 94 94 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
62.8% Good
Read 126
Write 101
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 92.8
73% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
154% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 62.8%
Great: 114%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 64GB-$72
56GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 180 189 191 188 191 191 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
112% Outstanding
Read 241
Write 100
Mixed 29.8
SusWrite 188
168% 140 MB/s
4K Read 11
4K Write 10.7
4K Mixed 8.1
680% 9.93 MB/s
DQ Read 11.9
DQ Write 11.7
DQ Mixed 8.5
731% 10.7 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 112%
Great: 112%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
59.5% Above average
MC Read 21
MC Write 21.9
MC Mixed 18.9
59% 20.6 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 17.7
49% 17.1 GB/s
Latency 60.6
66% 60.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 64%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z87-A Builds (Compare 4,863 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: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,135
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