Asrock Z97 Anniversary

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (60th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 40 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 75.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics39.7% 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 Drive59% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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.
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Anniversary  (all builds)
Memory12.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160527
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 09:51
Run Duration144 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (60th 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 (59th percentile)
75.6% Very good
SC Int 111
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 112
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 345
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 359
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 527
MC Float 578
MC Mixed 574
84% 560 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 75.6%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$200
Nvidia(10DE 1401) 2GB
CLim: 1468 MHz, MLim: 1800 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
39.7% Below average
Lighting 133
Reflection 108
Parallax 120
40% 121 fps
MRender 82.8
Gravity 114
Splatting 77.7
40% 91.7 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$55
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 603ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
59% Above average
Read 480
Write 115
Mixed 148
53% 248 MB/s
4K Read 19.8
4K Write 94.6
4K Mixed 14.8
99% 43 MB/s
DQ Read 75
DQ Write 108
DQ Mixed 21.5
36% 68.1 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 59%
Great: 71%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$64
338GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
77% Very good
Read 143
Write 126
Mixed 113
95% 127 MB/s
4K Read 0.61
4K Write 2.14
4K Mixed 0.21
88% 0.99 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 77%
Great: 84%
Seagate Expansion 2TB
82GB free
Firmware: 0707
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
37.1% Below average
Read 49.5
Write 78.5
Mixed 63.5
48% 63.9 MB/s
4K Read 1.05
4K Write 4.24
4K Mixed 0.56
184% 1.95 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 37.1%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL10-11-11 D3-2133 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
75.8% Very good
MC Read 28.1
MC Write 27.8
MC Mixed 24
76% 26.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.8
SC Write 20.6
SC Mixed 24.1
60% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 52.6
76% 52.6 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 82%
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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 2,690 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Anniversary - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $805
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