Asrock Z170M Extreme4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 17%
Desktop 46%
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 67.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics8.05% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 7 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsrock Z170M Extreme4  (all builds)
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20161213
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 04 '18 at 22:17
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd 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 i5-6500-$195
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
67.5% Good
SC Int 95.2
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 97.9
79% 98.8 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 374
QC Mixed 336
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 387
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 402
60% 403 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 67.5%
Great: 80%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI HD 4870
PwrHis(1787 2273) 512MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.1100
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
8.05% Terrible
Lighting 28.8
Reflection 22.7
Parallax 21.2
8% 24.2 fps
MRender 15.4
Gravity 17.7
Splatting 26.5
8% 19.9 fps
Poor: 8%
This bench: 8.05%
Great: 14%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST31000340NS 1TB-$52
586GB free
Firmware: SN06 Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
36.3% Below average
Read 62.2
Write 64.5
Mixed 64
48% 63.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.02
4K Write 0.21
4K Mixed 0.03
8% 0.09 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 59%
Samsung SP2504C 250GB-$45
21GB free
Firmware: VT10 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (47th percentile)
31.9% Below average
Read 61
Write 50.1
Mixed 36.1
36% 49.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.25
4K Write 1.39
4K Mixed 0.33
73% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 31.9%
Great: 40%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400 C16 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
44.2% Average
MC Read 16.1
MC Write 16.2
MC Mixed 13
43% 15.1 GB/s
SC Read 11.9
SC Write 13.9
SC Mixed 12.2
36% 12.7 GB/s
Latency 72.5
55% 72.5 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 83%
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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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Desktop 81%
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Workstation 54%

Motherboard: Asrock Z170M Extreme4

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $912
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