Asrock Z97 Killer

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics55% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2070 = 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Killer  (all builds)
Memory12.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180306
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 06 '19 at 20:04
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
85.9% Excellent
1-Core 123
2-Core 249
87% 186 Pts
4-Core 493
8-Core 649
75% 571 Pts
64-Core 642
43% 642 Pts
Poor: 64%
This bench: 85.9%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$185
Gigabyte(1458 367B) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 425.31
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
55% Above average
Lighting 218
Reflection 189
Parallax 204
57% 204 fps
MRender 151
Gravity 199
Splatting 130
55% 160 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 55%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
14GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 500
Write 475
Mixed 369
100% 448 MB/s
4K Read 44.4
4K Write 109
4K Mixed 56.3
197% 69.9 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 235
210% 318 MB/s
Poor: 67% Great: 117%
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$330
149GB free
Firmware: EMT03B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 445 469 468 418 152 128 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 490
Write 460
Mixed 392
SusWrite 347
95% 422 MB/s
4K Read 44.2
4K Write 121
4K Mixed 63.3
212% 76.3 MB/s
DQ Read 376
DQ Write 341
DQ Mixed 355
267% 358 MB/s
Poor: 81%
This bench: 123%
Great: 136%
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB-$70
436GB free
Firmware: 1AJ10001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 203 210 208 202 207 205 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 37% Great: 77%
SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro 2GB
2GB free, PID 5406
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 12 12 12 11 11 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
8.19% Terrible
Read 24.7
Write 9
Mixed 4.3
SusWrite 11.2
14% 12.3 MB/s
4K Read 9.2
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
34% 3.07 MB/s
Poor: 4%
This bench: 8.19%
Great: 8%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL TridentX DDR3 2400 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (35th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
52% Above average
MC Read 18
MC Write 18.5
MC Mixed 16
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 19.4
SC Mixed 17.1
48% 16.8 GB/s
Latency 66.7
60% 66.7 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 52%
Great: 88%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 53%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Killer - $169

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 65% - Good Total price: $778
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