Asrock Z97 Extreme4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 64.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics40.6% 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 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 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).
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Extreme4  (all builds)
Memory3.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140523
Uptime6.1 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 02:37
Run Duration210 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i5-4460-$184
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
64.1% Good
SC Int 91.6
SC Float 92.6
SC Mixed 92
74% 92.1 Pts
QC Int 325
QC Float 322
QC Mixed 325
74% 324 Pts
MC Int 340
MC Float 348
MC Mixed 346
52% 345 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
40.6% Average
Lighting 137
Reflection 111
Parallax 123
41% 124 fps
MRender 83.5
Gravity 117
Splatting 79.3
40% 93.3 fps
Poor: 30%
This bench: 40.6%
Great: 44%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016)-$60
1TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
84.4% Excellent
Read 169
Write 126
Mixed 123
104% 139 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.33
4K Mixed 0.21
69% 0.68 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 84.4%
Great: 117%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$39
260GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
94% Outstanding
Read 160
Write 168
Mixed 119
111% 149 MB/s
4K Read 1.01
4K Write 2.19
4K Mixed 0.23
108% 1.15 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 94%
Great: 107%
WD Blue 3TB (2015)-$90
183GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
61.6% Good
Read 95.2
Write 119
Mixed 112
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.45
4K Write 1.94
4K Mixed 0.15
71% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 61.6%
Great: 98%
WD My Passport 0820 2TB
1TB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
39.3% Below average
Read 90.7
Write 96.1
Mixed 62.2
105% 83 MB/s
4K Read 0.34
4K Write 1.66
4K Mixed 0.17
63% 0.72 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 39.3%
Great: 43%
Seagate FA GoFlex Des 1TB
178GB free, PID 50a0
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
38.5% Below average
Read 107
Write 91.4
Mixed 62
106% 86.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.56
4K Write 0.93
4K Mixed 0.14
39% 0.55 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 38.5%
Great: 38%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Team-Elite-1600 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
54.3% Above average
MC Read 19.6
MC Write 19.9
MC Mixed 17.2
54% 18.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 16.3
SC Mixed 16.2
44% 15.4 GB/s
Latency 67.8
59% 67.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 61%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 Extreme4 Builds (Compare 2,445 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme4 - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $892
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