Asrock Z97 Extreme4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 87.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics33.4% 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 Drive102% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Extreme4  (all builds)
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160727
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 14 '21 at 08:46
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th 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-$175
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Memory 97.3
1-Core 116
2-Core 230
87% 148 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 462
62% 455 Pts
64-Core 453
30% 453 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 90%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 461.09
Performing below potential (51st percentile) - GPU OC Guide
33.4% Below average
Lighting 42.7
Reflection 44.4
Parallax 40.4
34% 42.5 fps
MRender 37.6
Gravity 40.1
Splatting 34.8
32% 37.5 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 33.4%
Great: 36%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston A1000 NVMe PCIe M.2 240GB-$62
191GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E8FK11.T Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 326 305 261 264 264 263 MB/s
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
102% Outstanding
Read 481
Write 540
Mixed 512
SusWrite 280
102% 453 MB/s
4K Read 22.4
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 44.1
143% 55.5 MB/s
DQ Read 661
DQ Write 261
DQ Mixed 298
264% 407 MB/s
Poor: 77%
This bench: 102%
Great: 140%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Crucial BLT4G3D1869DT2TXOB 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
73.8% Very good
MC Read 26.1
MC Write 27
MC Mixed 23.6
73% 25.6 GB/s
SC Read 19.2
SC Write 21.5
SC Mixed 23
61% 21.2 GB/s
Latency 49.1
81% 49.1 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 73.8%
Great: 74%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 Extreme4 Builds (Compare 2,058 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme4 - $129

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $917
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HDDRAMUSB
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