Asrock Z97 Anniversary

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (28th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 72 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 relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 35.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
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 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.
Very high background CPU (41%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Anniversary  (all builds)
Memory5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20151013
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 03 '21 at 18:27
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 41%

 PC Performing below expectations (28th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4460-$132
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
35.8% Below average
Memory 56.9
1-Core 22.6
2-Core 46
30% 41.8 Pts
4-Core 87.3
8-Core 90.7
12% 89 Pts
64-Core 89.1
6% 89.1 Pts
Poor: 54%
This bench: 35.8%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
Gigabyte(1458 3690) 2GB
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 461.40
Performing below potential (49th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
33.4% Below average
Lighting 42.2
Reflection 45.6
Parallax 41.2
34% 43 fps
MRender 37.6
Gravity 41
Splatting 35.9
33% 38.2 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 33.4%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial MX500 500GB-$63
402GB free
Firmware: M3CR023
SusWrite @10s intervals: 330 296 281 353 351 370 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
76.8% Very good
Read 447
Write 418
Mixed 397
SusWrite 330
90% 398 MB/s
4K Read 25.5
4K Write 42.1
4K Mixed 24.3
92% 30.6 MB/s
DQ Read 252
DQ Write 226
DQ Mixed 183
153% 220 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 76.8%
Great: 125%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
774GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 109 117 125 140 141 MB/s
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
80.8% Excellent
Read 161
Write 154
Mixed 102
SusWrite 120
99% 134 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 1
215% 1.67 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 80.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600 C10 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
29.8% Poor
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 11.5
MC Mixed 10.1
31% 11 GB/s
SC Read 6.3
SC Write 4.9
SC Mixed 7.2
18% 6.13 GB/s
Latency 137
29% 137 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 29.8%
Great: 35%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 Anniversary Builds (Compare 2,137 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Anniversary - $95

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $883
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HDDRAMUSB
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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
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