Asrock Z97M Anniversary

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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. 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 55.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics54.1% 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 Drive33.5% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (56%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
MotherboardAsrock Z97M Anniversary  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display3840 x 1600 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140613
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 10 '21 at 15:34
Run Duration131 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 56%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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-$155
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
55.6% Above average
Memory 68.7
1-Core 86.2
2-Core 167
63% 107 Pts
4-Core 240
8-Core 282
35% 261 Pts
64-Core 268
18% 268 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 55.6%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$340
CLim: 1519 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 456.71
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
54.1% Above average
Lighting 68
Reflection 72.4
Parallax 64.6
55% 68.3 fps
MRender 68.9
Gravity 65.2
Splatting 56
53% 63.4 fps
Poor: 45%
This bench: 54.1%
Great: 56%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$69
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 583ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 79 66 85 82 88 95 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
33.5% Below average
Read 36.1
Write 26.3
Mixed 69.9
SusWrite 82.4
12% 53.7 MB/s
4K Read 6.9
4K Write 63.6
4K Mixed 22.7
73% 31.1 MB/s
DQ Read 65.8
DQ Write 111
DQ Mixed 78.3
62% 85 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 33.5%
Great: 74%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
925GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 168 169 179 179 180 178 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Read 225
Write 169
Mixed 93.2
SusWrite 175
121% 166 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.8
4K Mixed 1.2
244% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 115%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
36.3% Below average
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 14.9
MC Mixed 13.5
38% 13.2 GB/s
SC Read 7.7
SC Write 7.6
SC Mixed 7.4
22% 7.57 GB/s
Latency 105
38% 105 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 63%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97M Anniversary Builds (Compare 351 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 Z97M Anniversary - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $873
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