Asrock 970 Extreme3

Performance Results

Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation 28%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (36th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 64 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 average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 38.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics46.3% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive31.7% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 11 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsrock 970 Extreme3  (all builds)
Memory11 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120131
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 15 '16 at 23:06
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing below expectations (36th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD Phenom II X4 965-$144
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
38.8% Below average
SC Int 80.1
SC Float 49.3
SC Mixed 61.6
51% 63.7 Pts
QC Int 287
QC Float 147
QC Mixed 184
47% 206 Pts
MC Int 318
MC Float 192
MC Mixed 232
38% 247 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 38.8%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 690 (SLI Disabled)
Nvidia(10DE 095B) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
46.3% Average
Lighting 195
Reflection 92.8
Parallax 145
55% 144 fps
MRender 103
Gravity 99.3
Splatting 79.5
40% 94 fps
Poor: 38%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 53%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
10GB free
Firmware: 2.15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
31.7% Below average
Read 157
Write 51.3
Mixed 70.6
20% 92.9 MB/s
4K Read 19.9
4K Write 55.9
4K Mixed 9.56
72% 28.4 MB/s
DQ Read 21
DQ Write 53.1
DQ Mixed 9.95
15% 28 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 41%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$70
537GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
74.4% Very good
Read 126
Write 133
Mixed 115
94% 125 MB/s
4K Read 0.82
4K Write 2.77
4K Mixed 0.66
159% 1.42 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 74.4%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
33.5% Below average
MC Read 14.4
MC Write 7.6
MC Mixed 12.3
33% 11.4 GB/s
SC Read 6.9
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 9.3
22% 7.6 GB/s
Latency 72.5
55% 72.5 ns
Poor: 36%
This bench: 33.5%
Great: 63%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 970 Extreme3 Builds (Compare 1,933 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 55%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock 970 Extreme3 - $97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $666
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