Asrock Z97 Professional

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics58.8% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive88.1% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Professional  (all builds)
Memory11.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display4096 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180307
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 08:25
Run Duration195 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 i7-4790K-$352
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
83.1% Excellent
SC Int 119
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 112
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 417
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 563
MC Float 617
MC Mixed 599
89% 593 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 83.1%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$370
CLim: 1475 MHz, MLim: 1757 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
58.8% Above average
Lighting 177
Reflection 167
Parallax 183
56% 176 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 164
Splatting 124
61% 143 fps
Poor: 49%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 73%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$115
198GB free
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Relative performance (0th percentile)
88.1% Excellent
Read 695
Write 527
Mixed 558
132% 593 MB/s
4K Read 27.5
4K Write 54.4
4K Mixed 12.4
86% 31.4 MB/s
DQ Read 34.7
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 12.9
27% 52.9 MB/s
Poor: 158%
This bench: 88.1%
Great: 263%
Corsair Force LE200 SSD 120GB
112GB free
Firmware: SBFM50.8 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
59.4% Above average
Read 486
Write 242
Mixed 293
75% 341 MB/s
4K Read 20.2
4K Write 34.8
4K Mixed 5.27
56% 20.1 MB/s
DQ Read 262
DQ Write 172
DQ Mixed 10.6
64% 148 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 59.4%
Great: 67%
Corsair Force LS 120GB-$79
112GB free
Firmware: S9FM02.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
37.7% Below average
Read 309
Write 119
Mixed 142
42% 190 MB/s
4K Read 17.6
4K Write 38
4K Mixed 3.08
51% 19.6 MB/s
DQ Read 97.6
DQ Write 89.8
DQ Mixed 3.32
27% 63.6 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 37.7%
Great: 83%
OCZ AGILITY3 60GB
54GB free
Firmware: 2.15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
33.7% Below average
Read 180
Write 56.8
Mixed 88.2
24% 108 MB/s
4K Read 18.4
4K Write 53.5
4K Mixed 10.4
70% 27.4 MB/s
DQ Read 74
DQ Write 56.4
DQ Mixed 24.4
29% 51.6 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 33.7%
Great: 41%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 2133 C10 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
58% Above average
MC Read 21.5
MC Write 20.8
MC Mixed 16.7
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.4
SC Write 21.4
SC Mixed 19.8
54% 18.9 GB/s
Latency 63.8
63% 63.8 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 58%
Great: 80%
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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 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
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Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Professional - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,093
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