Intel DZ68BC

Performance Results

Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 74%
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics10.4% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive83.5% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 VersionAlthough Windows 8 is a recent version of Windows, it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Very high background CPU (47%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemINTEL_ DZ68BC__
MotherboardIntel DZ68BC  (all builds)
Memory2.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
OSWindows 8
BIOS Date20130902
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 14 '21 at 03:59
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 47%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-3570
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
75.1% Very good
Memory 91.4
1-Core 97.6
2-Core 187
75% 125 Pts
4-Core 339
8-Core 354
47% 346 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 75.1%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 745 (OEM)-$60
Nvidia(10DE 1065) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1032 MHz, MLim: 450 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
10.4% Very poor
Lighting 13.1
Reflection 15
Parallax 10.5
11% 12.9 fps
MRender 10.6
Gravity 12.8
Splatting 13.6
10% 12.3 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 10.4%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 860 Evo 250GB-$40
186GB free (System drive)
Firmware: RVT04B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 316 304 346 247 268 272 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Read 377
Write 344
Mixed 324
SusWrite 292
75% 334 MB/s
4K Read 25.6
4K Write 51
4K Mixed 38.7
115% 38.4 MB/s
DQ Read 343
DQ Write 288
DQ Mixed 328
242% 320 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 129%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16JTF1G64AZ-1G6E1 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
33.4% Below average
MC Read 11.1
MC Write 11.1
MC Mixed 9.8
30% 10.7 GB/s
SC Read 10.1
SC Write 10.1
SC Mixed 9.6
28% 9.93 GB/s
Latency 65.1
62% 65.1 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 33.4%
Great: 34%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical DZ68BC Builds (Compare 10 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 73%
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Intel DZ68BC - $387

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $487
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