Asrock Z77 Extreme4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 66.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics24.8% 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 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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsrock Z77 Extreme4  (all builds)
Memory10.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130711
Uptime34.6 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 00:57
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 i5-3570K-$100
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
66.6% Good
SC Int 93.6
SC Float 98.5
SC Mixed 96.2
77% 96.1 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 322
QC Mixed 336
76% 336 Pts
MC Int 353
MC Float 376
MC Mixed 364
55% 364 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 66.6%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750 Ti-$110
CLim: 1450 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
24.8% Poor
Lighting 75.1
Reflection 50.3
Parallax 73.1
23% 66.2 fps
MRender 57.3
Gravity 77.4
Splatting 44.2
26% 59.6 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 24.8%
Great: 25%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 250GB (2008)-$30
2GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (2nd percentile)
19.7% Very poor
Read 50.9
Write 17.1
Mixed 48.7
30% 38.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.37
103% 0.96 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 19.7%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
50.9% Above average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 18.6
MC Mixed 16.4
50% 17.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 15.6
43% 15 GB/s
Latency 73.3
55% 73.3 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z77 Extreme4 Builds (Compare 10,542 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z77 Extreme4 - $167

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $732
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