Asrock Z97 Extreme3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 58.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
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
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Extreme3  (all builds)
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20151012
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 15:24
Run Duration64 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 i3-4150-$144
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
58.7% Above average
SC Int 103
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 100
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 261
QC Float 271
QC Mixed 274
61% 269 Pts
MC Int 262
MC Float 277
MC Mixed 274
41% 271 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 59%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Video SV35.6 Series 1TB-$50
685GB free
Firmware: CV26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
90.3% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 154
Mixed 138
113% 151 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 1.95
4K Mixed 0.19
88% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 90.3%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1866C10D3/4G 0215 CMV4GX3M1A1333C9 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
56.5% Above average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 21.1
MC Mixed 17.1
55% 19.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 19.3
SC Mixed 17.6
50% 17.5 GB/s
Latency 64.7
62% 64.7 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Desktop
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme3 - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $906
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