Asrock Z97 Pro4

Performance Results

Gaming 63%
Desktop 72%
Workstation 50%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 88.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics62.7% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive49.8% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years 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.
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Pro4  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20141217
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 15:22
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU9%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 i5-4690K-$255
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
88.3% Excellent
SC Int 114
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 467
QC Mixed 471
104% 461 Pts
MC Int 464
MC Float 473
MC Mixed 468
70% 468 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 88.3%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
Asus(1043 0468) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 947 MHz, MLim: 1250 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.3.2
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
62.7% Good
Lighting 182
Reflection 147
Parallax 266
66% 198 fps
MRender 119
Gravity 152
Splatting 165
60% 145 fps
Poor: 50%
This bench: 62.7%
Great: 69%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Patriot Blast 240GB
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SAFM11.0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
49.8% Average
Read 512
Write 82.4
Mixed 157
54% 250 MB/s
4K Read 22.2
4K Write 40.3
4K Mixed 5.57
62% 22.7 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 56.4
DQ Mixed 29.8
55% 114 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 85%
Toshiba P300 3TB-$75
824GB free
Firmware: MX6OACF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
94% Outstanding
Read 170
Write 158
Mixed 28.8
86% 119 MB/s
4K Read 1.11
4K Write 2.17
4K Mixed 0.25
114% 1.18 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 94%
Great: 111%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Vulcan-2400 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
78.7% Very good
MC Read 29.3
MC Write 31.7
MC Mixed 23.2
80% 28.1 GB/s
SC Read 18.7
SC Write 21.8
SC Mixed 18.6
56% 19.7 GB/s
Latency 49.1
81% 49.1 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 88%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 Pro4 Builds (Compare 1,934 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 62%
Desktop 74%
Workstation 48%

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Pro4 - $105

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $825
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