Asrock Z97X Killer

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (23rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 77 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 66%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics48.3% 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)
Boot Drive60.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsrock Z97X Killer  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180306
Uptime10.3 Days
Run DateMay 27 '21 at 05:36
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
66% Good
Memory 69.2
1-Core 104
2-Core 197
71% 123 Pts
4-Core 343
8-Core 465
53% 404 Pts
64-Core 489
33% 489 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 66%
Great: 93%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290X-$549
Sapphire(174B E282) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1030 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.10.35.02
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
48.3% Average
Lighting 62.8
Reflection 67.9
Parallax 80.9
51% 70.5 fps
MRender 55.7
Gravity 56.5
Splatting 39.7
45% 50.6 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 48.3%
Great: 57%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow UV400 480GB-$138
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0C3FD6SD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 362 250 191 123 128 120 MB/s
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
60.6% Good
Read 10
Write 371
Mixed 107
SusWrite 196
40% 171 MB/s
4K Read 24.5
4K Write 66.2
4K Mixed 32.3
114% 41 MB/s
DQ Read 318
DQ Write 272
DQ Mixed 184
168% 258 MB/s
Poor: 49%
This bench: 60.6%
Great: 91%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$80
1.5TB free
Firmware: CC26
SusWrite @10s intervals: 169 170 171 173 173 173 MB/s
Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)
98.3% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 141
Mixed 78.8
SusWrite 172
103% 141 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 98.3%
Great: 113%
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$79
104GB free
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 116 115 119 118 118 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
55.4% Above average
Read 75.4
Write 74
Mixed 59.9
SusWrite 117
60% 81.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1
183% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 55.4%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown F3-14900CL10-8GBXL 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBXL 0420 F3-14900CL10-8GBXL 0420 F3-12800CL9-4GBXL 24GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 4096, 8192, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
39.5% Below average
MC Read 13.9
MC Write 15.3
MC Mixed 13.2
40% 14.1 GB/s
SC Read 7.9
SC Write 11.7
SC Mixed 10.6
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 103
39% 103 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 39.5%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97X Killer Builds (Compare 1,119 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asrock Z97X Killer - $195

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $983
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