Asrock Z97 Extreme3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (57th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 43 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics49.7% 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 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.
Very high background CPU (31%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Extreme3  (all builds)
Memory12.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140508
Uptime4.8 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 21:24
Run Duration82 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 31%

 PC Performing as expected (57th 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 i7-4790-$308
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
69.8% Good
SC Int 90.7
SC Float 90.7
SC Mixed 96.7
74% 92.7 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 374
QC Mixed 340
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 527
MC Float 548
MC Mixed 556
81% 543 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 69.8%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 770-$279
EVGA(3842 2774) 2GB
CLim: 1267 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 376.53
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
49.7% Average
Lighting 136
Reflection 105
Parallax 172
46% 138 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 154
Splatting 86.8
52% 119 fps
Poor: 41%
This bench: 49.7%
Great: 52%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB-$70
2TB free
Firmware: MX6OABB0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
94.7% Outstanding
Read 164
Write 166
Mixed 162
124% 164 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.12
4K Mixed 0.22
97% 1.05 MB/s
Poor: 59%
This bench: 94.7%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
58.9% Above average
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 21.7
MC Mixed 18.3
58% 20.4 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 20.1
SC Mixed 18
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 63.5
63% 63.5 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 58.9%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 Extreme3 Builds (Compare 425 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme3 - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $880
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