Asrock 970 Extreme3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 37.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics6.83% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsrock 970 Extreme3  (all builds)
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20130731
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 08 '17 at 01:10
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD Phenom II X4 955-$140
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
37.1% Below average
SC Int 73.1
SC Float 43.3
SC Mixed 54.6
46% 57 Pts
QC Int 204
QC Float 150
QC Mixed 186
41% 180 Pts
MC Int 252
MC Float 156
MC Mixed 196
31% 202 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 37.1%
Great: 52%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 720
Nvidia(10DE 1087) 1GB
CLim: 967 MHz, MLim: 500 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 350.12
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
6.83% Terrible
Lighting 21.6
Reflection 18.7
Parallax 25.9
7% 22.1 fps
MRender 11.1
Gravity 19.3
Splatting 15.7
7% 15.4 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.83%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Purple 4TB (2014)-$135
2.5TB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
87% Excellent
Read 146
Write 158
Mixed 106
102% 137 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 2.63
4K Mixed 0.23
108% 1.22 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 87%
Great: 95%
WD Black 640GB (2008)-$83
469GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
61.5% Good
Read 116
Write 98.1
Mixed 24.8
58% 79.6 MB/s
4K Read 1.07
4K Write 1.99
4K Mixed 0.38
123% 1.14 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 64%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$100
336GB free
Firmware: 05.01D05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
49.8% Average
Read 89.9
Write 83
Mixed 26.6
48% 66.5 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 2.61
4K Mixed 0.35
128% 1.32 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB-$64
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 800 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
31.6% Below average
MC Read 13.6
MC Write 7.1
MC Mixed 11.6
31% 10.8 GB/s
SC Read 6.7
SC Write 6.1
SC Mixed 7.7
20% 6.83 GB/s
Latency 72.6
55% 72.6 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 31.6%
Great: 65%
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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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Gaming
Gaming 39%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
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Workstation
Workstation 38%
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Motherboard: Asrock 970 Extreme3 - $97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $548
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