Asrock Z97M Killer

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 77%
Workstation 58%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (31st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 69 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics70.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive62.4% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsrock Z97M Killer  (all builds)
Memory13.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140916
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 23:25
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (31st 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 i7-4790K-$352
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
87.7% Excellent
SC Int 129
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 126
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 450
QC Mixed 425
98% 431 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 660
MC Mixed 655
97% 646 Pts
Poor: 75%
This bench: 87.7%
Great: 102%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
Gigabyte(1458 2281) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1040 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
70.8% Very good
Lighting 213
Reflection 160
Parallax 284
74% 219 fps
MRender 128
Gravity 182
Splatting 178
68% 163 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$301
138GB free
Firmware: EMT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
74.9% Very good
Read 379
Write 304
Mixed 296
73% 326 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 77.8
4K Mixed 26.3
128% 46.4 MB/s
DQ Read 40.6
DQ Write 90.9
DQ Mixed 25.3
31% 52.2 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 74.9%
Great: 115%
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$125
14GB free
Firmware: EXM01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
62.4% Good
Read 369
Write 192
Mixed 212
57% 257 MB/s
4K Read 28.3
4K Write 93.5
4K Mixed 17.6
115% 46.5 MB/s
DQ Read 28.3
DQ Write 87.5
DQ Mixed 17.6
25% 44.4 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 120%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing below potential (13th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
45.2% Average
MC Read 15.7
MC Write 14.7
MC Mixed 11.5
40% 14 GB/s
SC Read 15.7
SC Write 17.4
SC Mixed 15.2
46% 16.1 GB/s
Latency 49.6
81% 49.6 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 45.2%
Great: 89%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97M Killer Builds (Compare 80 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 63%

Motherboard: Asrock Z97M Killer

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $902
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