Asrock Z97 Pro3

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 77.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics68.8% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive88.4% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Pro3  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160527
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 03:03
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 as expected (53rd percentile)
77.3% Very good
SC Int 110
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 108
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 379
87% 384 Pts
MC Int 562
MC Float 596
MC Mixed 587
87% 582 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 77.3%
Great: 85%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$350
EVGA(3842 2978) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1531 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 385.41
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
68.8% Good
Lighting 204
Reflection 192
Parallax 233
66% 209 fps
MRender 157
Gravity 197
Splatting 137
71% 164 fps
Poor: 56%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$95
87GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
88.4% Excellent
Read 143
Write 404
Mixed 119
50% 222 MB/s
4K Read 43.7
4K Write 95.5
4K Mixed 41.3
170% 60.2 MB/s
DQ Read 34.8
DQ Write 256
DQ Mixed 2.09
44% 97.8 MB/s
Poor: 67%
This bench: 88.4%
Great: 116%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$47
774GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
80.2% Excellent
Read 142
Write 138
Mixed 140
105% 140 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.09
70% 0.92 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
51.5% Above average
MC Read 18
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 15.9
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 18.5
SC Mixed 17
47% 16.3 GB/s
Latency 69.1
58% 69.1 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 51.5%
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 Z97 Pro3 Builds (Compare 390 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Pro3 - $124

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $867
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