Asrock Z97 Anniversary

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 25%
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation 23%
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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 36.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics29.2% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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 (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Anniversary  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160527
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 09:55
Run Duration256 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 51%

 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 Pentium G3258-$80
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
36.9% Below average
SC Int 80.2
SC Float 84
SC Mixed 85.4
67% 83.2 Pts
QC Int 130
QC Float 133
QC Mixed 135
30% 133 Pts
MC Int 145
MC Float 145
MC Mixed 147
22% 146 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 63%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
Asus(1043 8423) 2GB
CLim: 1299 MHz, MLim: 1657 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 385.69
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
29.2% Poor
Lighting 76
Reflection 58.2
Parallax 82.2
24% 72.1 fps
MRender 74.3
Gravity 93.7
Splatting 59.7
33% 75.9 fps
Poor: 25%
This bench: 29.2%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$28
369GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
63.9% Good
Read 110
Write 113
Mixed 118
86% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.35
94% 0.88 MB/s
Poor: 42%
This bench: 63.9%
Great: 70%
WD My Passport 25E2 2TB
946GB free, PID 25e2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
34.2% Below average
Read 78.1
Write 82.6
Mixed 65.7
97% 75.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.53
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.19
60% 0.75 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 34.2%
Great: 45%
SanDisk Cruzer Glide 128GB
87GB free, PID 5575
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
9.23% Terrible
Read 23
Write 8.34
Mixed 14.4
17% 15.3 MB/s
4K Read 4.44
4K Write 0.98
4K Mixed 1.41
98% 2.28 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 9.23%
Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8GBH2X04F1AA28-15 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
31.7% Below average
MC Read 9.5
MC Write 11
MC Mixed 9.9
29% 10.1 GB/s
SC Read 8.4
SC Write 10.6
SC Mixed 10.1
28% 9.7 GB/s
Latency 71.1
56% 71.1 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 69%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 Anniversary Builds (Compare 2,117 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 62%
Desktop 74%
Workstation 48%

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Anniversary - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $808
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