Asrock Z97 Extreme3

Performance Results

Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop 62%
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 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 69.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics29.1% 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 Drive56.2% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (20%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Extreme3  (all builds)
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20141205
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateMay 24 '20 at 00:31
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 20%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
69.1% Good
Memory 82.2
1-Core 101
2-Core 155
69% 113 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 300
44% 315 Pts
64-Core 293
20% 293 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 69.1%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-Ti-$362
EVGA(3842 3660) 2GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 445.87
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
29.1% Poor
Lighting 87.2
Reflection 81.5
Parallax 120
23% 96.1 fps
MRender 81.1
Gravity 106
Splatting 61
30% 82.7 fps
Poor: 28%
This bench: 29.1%
Great: 35%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial BX100 250GB-$99
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 301 154 127 128 127 103 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
56.2% Above average
Read 461
Write 362
Mixed 307
SusWrite 157
72% 322 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 7.5
4K Mixed 34.1
86% 22.4 MB/s
Poor: 58%
This bench: 56.2%
Great: 105%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$90
186GB free
Firmware: CC25
SusWrite @10s intervals: 105 105 104 105 106 106 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
69% Good
Read 136
Write 98
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 105
76% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.8
148% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 69%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1866 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (40th percentile)
49.1% Average
MC Read 17.8
MC Write 17.9
MC Mixed 15.2
48% 17 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 16.3
SC Mixed 15
42% 14.6 GB/s
Latency 76.5
52% 76.5 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 49.1%
Great: 70%
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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 1,303 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 53%
Desktop 78%
Workstation 56%

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme3 - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $739
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