Asrock Z97 Killer

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 59.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics51.3% 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)
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (19%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Killer  (all builds)
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140428
Uptime3.7 Days
Run DateFeb 18 '19 at 20:07
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 19%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
59.7% Above average
1-Core 96.9
2-Core 176
65% 137 Pts
4-Core 310
8-Core 455
49% 383 Pts
64-Core 466
31% 466 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 59.7%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 417.22
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
51.3% Above average
Lighting 203
Reflection 173
Parallax 190
53% 189 fps
MRender 145
Gravity 184
Splatting 122
52% 150 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 51.3%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$17
10GB free (System drive)
Firmware: KC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 38 83 45 64 73 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
51.4% Above average
Read 124
Write 112
Mixed 57.2
SusWrite 55.6
64% 87 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.7
125% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 76%
Toshiba X300 4TB-$104
2.5TB free
Firmware: FP2A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 169 168 166 169 164 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
100% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 175
Mixed 69.2
SusWrite 167
108% 148 MB/s
4K Read 6.2
4K Write 2.4
4K Mixed 1.2
436% 3.27 MB/s
Poor: 61%
This bench: 100%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/4G 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBXL KHX1600C10D3/4G 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBXL 16GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
49.5% Average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 18.4
MC Mixed 14.7
48% 17 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 15.6
SC Mixed 16
42% 14.9 GB/s
Latency 71.2
56% 71.2 ns
Poor: 50%
This bench: 49.5%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 Killer Builds (Compare 4,037 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Killer - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $998
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HDDRAMUSB
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