Asrock Z97 Killer

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop 48%
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 67.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics37% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
12 months ago, 12 months ago.
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Killer  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20140916
Uptime16 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 04:34
Run Duration98 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 i5-4440-$226
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
67.7% Good
SC Int 92
SC Float 94.5
SC Mixed 92
74% 92.8 Pts
QC Int 360
QC Float 349
QC Mixed 354
80% 354 Pts
MC Int 361
MC Float 363
MC Mixed 355
54% 360 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver.
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
37% Below average
Lighting 117
Reflection 92.5
Parallax 93.1
34% 101 fps
MRender 80.7
Gravity 116
Splatting 76.8
40% 91.1 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 37%
Great: 45%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$46
457GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
87.1% Excellent
Read 148
Write 156
Mixed 126
107% 143 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 2.35
4K Mixed 0.24
96% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 87.1%
Great: 105%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1866 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
39.5% Below average
MC Read 13.2
MC Write 13.5
MC Mixed 11.7
37% 12.8 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 12.1
SC Mixed 11.6
33% 11.6 GB/s
Latency 58
69% 58 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 40%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 Killer Builds (Compare 1,839 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 63%
Desktop 80%
Workstation 58%

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Killer - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $967
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