Asrock Z97 Extreme3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 76.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics106% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive91.9% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Very high background CPU (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Extreme3  (all builds)
Memory13.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160527
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 13 '17 at 22:12
Run Duration87 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st 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 i5-4690K-$255
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
76.4% Very good
SC Int 109
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 107
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 403
QC Float 405
QC Mixed 395
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 410
MC Float 410
MC Mixed 386
60% 402 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 99%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$430
CLim: 2037 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 384.94
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
106% Outstanding
Lighting 328
Reflection 300
Parallax 350
104% 326 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 305
Splatting 234
107% 249 fps
Poor: 79%
This bench: 106%
Great: 111%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ ARC 100 240GB-$120
179GB free
Firmware: 1.01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
91.9% Outstanding
Read 445
Write 415
Mixed 432
96% 430 MB/s
4K Read 16.4
4K Write 116
4K Mixed 24.3
118% 52.3 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 345
DQ Mixed 11.8
92% 210 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 91.9%
Great: 99%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLS4G3D1609DS1S00. 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
59.8% Above average
MC Read 20.4
MC Write 22.6
MC Mixed 20
60% 21 GB/s
SC Read 14.8
SC Write 18.5
SC Mixed 18.2
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 70.1
57% 70.1 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 65%
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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 474 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme3 - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $793
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HDDRAMUSB
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