Asrock Z97 Extreme3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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. 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 69.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics21.2% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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.
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.
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Extreme3  (all builds)
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150116
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 18:00
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4590-$170
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
69.5% Good
1-Core 104
2-Core 201
72% 152 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 384
54% 391 Pts
64-Core 393
26% 393 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 69.5%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 750-Ti-$110
CLim: 1463 MHz, MLim: 1350 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 436.15
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
21.2% Poor
Lighting 77
Reflection 50.3
Parallax 72.6
20% 66.6 fps
MRender 58.3
Gravity 76.9
Splatting 44.2
21% 59.8 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 21.2%
Great: 21%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 1TB (2013)-$69
403GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 98 65 87 90 113 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
49.5% Average
Read 87
Write 140
Mixed 85.3
SusWrite 84.6
73% 99.2 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
215% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 49.5%
Great: 106%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 2400 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
57.4% Above average
MC Read 20.9
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 17.8
57% 20 GB/s
SC Read 13.5
SC Write 19
SC Mixed 15.8
46% 16.1 GB/s
Latency 63.7
63% 63.7 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 57.4%
Great: 86%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 Extreme3 Builds (Compare 1,079 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme3 - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 42% - Average Total price: $635
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