Asrock Z97X Killer

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: 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 88.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics54.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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)
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 11 years and 2 months 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 (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
MotherboardAsrock Z97X Killer  (all builds)
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20151012
Uptime1.4 Days
Run DateSep 16 '18 at 08:31
Run Duration227 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
88.7% Excellent
Memory 96
1-Core 135
2-Core 253
94% 161 Pts
4-Core 439
8-Core 703
73% 571 Pts
64-Core 710
48% 710 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 88.7%
Great: 94%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1536 MHz, MLim: 1775 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.71
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
54.9% Above average
Lighting 214
Reflection 187
Parallax 208
56% 203 fps
MRender 159
Gravity 196
Splatting 131
55% 162 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB-$160
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 7,713
Write 6,561
Mixed 7195
1,596% 7,157 MB/s
4K Read 994
4K Write 666
4K Mixed 760
2,833% 807 MB/s
DQ Read 1,865
DQ Write 1378
DQ Mixed 1,513
1,160% 1,585 MB/s
Poor: 62% Great: 111%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$75
504GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 110 111 109 109 111 110 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
66% Good
Read 120
Write 119
Mixed 81.5
SusWrite 110
79% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 1
191% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 66%
Great: 84%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
117GB free
Firmware: CC27
SusWrite @10s intervals: 99 103 101 101 102 103 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
73.8% Very good
Read 156
Write 116
Mixed 77.5
SusWrite 102
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
137% 1 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 115%
Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016)-$105
960GB free
Firmware: SC60
SusWrite @10s intervals: 136 139 138 134 139 138 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
64.1% Good
Read 86
Write 86
Mixed 62.3
SusWrite 137
68% 92.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 64.1%
Great: 111%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$72
959GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 97 98 97 96 98 97 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
51% Above average
Read 80.5
Write 84.5
Mixed 78
SusWrite 97.1
63% 85 MB/s
4K Read 0.9
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
147% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 51%
Great: 67%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$72
194GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 95 93 92 95 93 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
44.5% Average
Read 61.5
Write 56.3
Mixed 63.8
SusWrite 93.5
51% 68.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
126% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 67%
Seagate Expansion 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 231a
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 124 124 122 122 122 123 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
50.5% Above average
Read 63.8
Write 120
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 123
131% 90.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 4.6
4K Mixed 0.6
182% 2.17 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 50.5%
Great: 50%
Generic USB SD Reader 32GB
24GB free, PID 6377
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 18 18 18 18 18 18 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
17.9% Very poor
Read 18
Write 17.5
Mixed 17.8
SusWrite 17.9
24% 17.8 MB/s
4K Read 5.2
4K Write 3.3
4K Mixed 4.1
271% 4.2 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 17.9%
Great: 17%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
67.3% Good
MC Read 24.8
MC Write 24
MC Mixed 19.8
65% 22.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 24.9
SC Mixed 22.1
62% 21.6 GB/s
Latency 54.1
74% 54.1 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 67.3%
Great: 70%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97X Killer Builds (Compare 601 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z97X Killer - $195

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $983
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