Asrock Z97X Killer

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 78%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics53.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 6 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
MotherboardAsrock Z97X Killer  (all builds)
Memory11.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20151012
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJul 04 '17 at 12:34
Run Duration300 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
78% Very good
1-Core 120
2-Core 239
84% 179 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 648
68% 534 Pts
64-Core 650
44% 650 Pts
Poor: 61%
This bench: 78%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$428
CLim: 1506 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 382.5
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
53.7% Above average
Lighting 206
Reflection 182
Parallax 202
54% 197 fps
MRender 155
Gravity 192
Splatting 132
54% 160 fps
Poor: 47%
This bench: 53.7%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB-$160
19GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DXM06B0Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 62% Great: 112%
Seagate IronWolf 4TB (2016)-$99
3.5TB free
Firmware: SC60 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 181
Write 177
Mixed 115
117% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.79
4K Write 2.18
4K Mixed 0.29
106% 1.09 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 103%
Great: 110%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$87
535GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
51.8% Above average
Read 97
Write 83.4
Mixed 4.99
44% 61.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.49
4K Write 1.78
4K Mixed 0.19
75% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 51.8%
Great: 68%
WD Green 3TB (2011)-$49
360GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
61.7% Good
Read 116
Write 99
Mixed 106
81% 107 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.23
85% 0.91 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 61.7%
Great: 83%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$87
195GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
43.5% Average
Read 75
Write 76.5
Mixed 43.7
48% 65.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.74
4K Mixed 0.14
66% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 43.5%
Great: 68%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
118GB free
Firmware: CC27 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
79.7% Very good
Read 143
Write 135
Mixed 68.9
85% 116 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.25
69% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 51%
This bench: 79.7%
Great: 115%
Generic USB SD Reader 32GB
24GB free, PID 6377
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
18.3% Very poor
Read 18.6
Write 17.9
Mixed 16.6
23% 17.7 MB/s
4K Read 5.8
4K Write 3.37
4K Mixed 1.89
200% 3.68 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 18.3%
Great: 17%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ares DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
51.4% Above average
MC Read 17.9
MC Write 18.6
MC Mixed 16.1
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 16.1
45% 15.9 GB/s
Latency 69.8
57% 69.8 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 71%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97X Killer Builds (Compare 2,296 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asrock Z97X Killer - $195

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,023
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