Asrock Z68 Extreme4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop 46%
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (30th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 70 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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 61.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics32.8% 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsrock Z68 Extreme4  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120629
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateJun 19 '17 at 13:20
Run Duration308 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing below expectations (30th 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 i5-2500K-$246
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
61.1% Good
SC Int 89.1
SC Float 89.4
SC Mixed 89.2
71% 89.2 Pts
QC Int 305
QC Float 290
QC Mixed 307
68% 301 Pts
MC Int 329
MC Float 322
MC Mixed 329
49% 327 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 280-$185
PwrHis(1787 3000) 3GB
CLim: 925 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 17.5.2
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
32.8% Below average
Lighting 101
Reflection 62.3
Parallax 133
35% 98.8 fps
MRender 50.3
Gravity 98.2
Splatting 67.8
31% 72.1 fps
Poor: 33%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel Raid 1 Volume 500GB
130GB free
Firmware: 1.0.
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
55% Above average
Read 87.3
Write 104
Mixed 94.4
72% 95.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.71
4K Write 1.04
4K Mixed 0.49
104% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 55%
Great: 84%
Kingston DT 101 G2 4GB
0GB free, PID 6545
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
4.64% Terrible
Read 17.7
Write 3.45
Mixed 3.98
8% 8.39 MB/s
4K Read 5.51
4K Write 0.006
4K Mixed 0.01
21% 1.84 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.64%
Great: 6%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-12800CL9-4GBXL 04CD F3-12800CL9-4GBRL 04CD F3-12800CL9-4GBXL 04CD F3-12800CL9-4GBRL 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
48.1% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 17.7
MC Mixed 15.5
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 12.4
SC Write 15.1
SC Mixed 14.8
40% 14.1 GB/s
Latency 72.6
55% 72.6 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 48.1%
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 Z68 Extreme4 Builds (Compare 423 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 60%
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 48%

Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme4 - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $958
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