Asus Z87-A

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (73rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 27 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 74.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics80.4% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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)
Memory9.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140603
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 10 '17 at 02:42
Run Duration373 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing above expectations (73rd 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 i5-4590-$242
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
74.1% Very good
SC Int 102
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 103
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 397
QC Mixed 383
89% 391 Pts
MC Int 398
MC Float 402
MC Mixed 396
60% 399 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 74.1%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB-$230
CLim: 2113 MHz, MLim: 2177 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
80.4% Excellent
Lighting 259
Reflection 219
Parallax 236
78% 238 fps
MRender 163
Gravity 233
Splatting 182
83% 193 fps
Poor: 60%
This bench: 80.4%
Great: 78%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$78
24GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 70% Great: 124%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$40
82GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
65.3% Good
Read 109
Write 119
Mixed 121
88% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.74
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.29
100% 1.01 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 65.3%
Great: 106%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 16GB-$20
11GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
79% Very good
Read 228
Write 48.3
Mixed 73.4
115% 117 MB/s
4K Read 11.9
4K Write 10.6
4K Mixed 4.56
559% 9 MB/s
DQ Read 12.7
DQ Write 10.6
DQ Mixed 5.13
583% 9.48 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 79%
Great: 79%
PNY USB 2.0 FD 8GB
1GB free, PID 005b, some shit i found on the street
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
6.66% Terrible
Read 27.4
Write 4.17
Mixed 6.53
12% 12.7 MB/s
4K Read 7.48
4K Write 0.004
4K Mixed 0.004
28% 2.5 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 6.66%
Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 99[2/7/4]110(F/S) 0420 DDR3 1600G 16GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
51.5% Above average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 16.4
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 18.1
SC Mixed 15.5
44% 15.5 GB/s
Latency 69.4
58% 69.4 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 51.5%
Great: 53%
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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 4,383 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z87-A - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $723
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