Asrock Z97 Extreme4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 81.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics68.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
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.
Run History
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Extreme4  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140523
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 04:04
Run Duration94 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th 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 i5-4690K-$235
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
81.5% Excellent
SC Int 111
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 110
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 441
QC Mixed 428
98% 434 Pts
MC Int 434
MC Float 441
MC Mixed 427
65% 434 Pts
Poor: 63%
This bench: 81.5%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$275
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
MaxC: 1531 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
68.4% Good
Lighting 205
Reflection 190
Parallax 225
64% 206 fps
MRender 158
Gravity 193
Splatting 135
79% 162 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 68.4%
Great: 73%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA100 1TB-$43
550GB free
Firmware: MS2OA750 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
97.1% Outstanding
Read 169
Write 170
Mixed 163
126% 167 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.26
4K Mixed 0.18
72% 0.71 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 97.1%
Great: 103%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Value DDR3 1600 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
59.8% Above average
MC Read 21.2
MC Write 22.2
MC Mixed 18.1
59% 20.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 17.7
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 62
64% 62 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 59%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 Extreme4 Builds (Compare 1,094 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme4 - $119

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $723
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