Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
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 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 63.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics10.7% 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 Drive34.4% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce 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 (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
MotherboardAsrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120629
Uptime3.9 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 23:00
Run Duration172 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 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
Intel Core i7-2600K-$375
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
63.1% Good
SC Int 94.7
SC Float 87.6
SC Mixed 91.3
73% 91.2 Pts
QC Int 308
QC Float 326
QC Mixed 306
71% 313 Pts
MC Int 448
MC Float 462
MC Mixed 462
69% 457 Pts
Poor: 55%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
EVGA(3842 1450) 1GB
CLim: 822 MHz, MLim: 902 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
10.7% Very poor
Lighting 29.9
Reflection 30.4
Parallax 26.8
9% 29 fps
MRender 27.7
Gravity 30.9
Splatting 25.7
12% 28.1 fps
Poor: 7%
This bench: 10.7%
Great: 12%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$65
83GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 521ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
34.4% Below average
Read 147
Write 124
Mixed 132
30% 134 MB/s
4K Read 18.6
4K Write 54.4
4K Mixed 8.5
68% 27.2 MB/s
DQ Read 19.1
DQ Write 50.1
DQ Mixed 8.32
14% 25.9 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 34.4%
Great: 73%
Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 USB 3.0 16GB-$6
10GB free, PID 1666
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
19.9% Very poor
Read 86.2
Write 17
Mixed 28.3
43% 43.9 MB/s
4K Read 8.14
4K Write 0.58
4K Mixed 0.59
70% 3.1 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 19.9%
Great: 25%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 991995 (996995) 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
48.4% Average
MC Read 16.9
MC Write 17.1
MC Mixed 15.2
47% 16.4 GB/s
SC Read 13.7
SC Write 15.7
SC Mixed 14.9
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 68.6
58% 68.6 ns
Poor: 43%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Builds (Compare 2,107 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 65%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $686
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