Asrock Z97 Extreme6/3.1

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 85.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics63% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive201% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Extreme6/3.1  (all builds)
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160518
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 02:08
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-4790K-$324
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
SC Int 127
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 124
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 406
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 623
MC Float 664
MC Mixed 654
97% 647 Pts
Poor: 72%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 99%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
ASRock(1849 0412) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.15.4279
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
5.97% Terrible
Lighting 12.9
Reflection 18.4
Parallax 24.2
5% 18.5 fps
MRender 22.5
Gravity 7.7
Splatting 19.2
6% 16.5 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 5.97%
Great: 6%
Nvidia GTX 970-$300
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 390.65
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
63% Good
Lighting 186
Reflection 179
Parallax 212
60% 192 fps
MRender 148
Gravity 179
Splatting 124
65% 150 fps
Poor: 54%
This bench: 63%
Great: 72%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PNY SSD2SC240G1CS1754D117-820 240GB
207GB free
Firmware: CS111101 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
60.2% Good
Read 366
Write 276
Mixed 320
71% 321 MB/s
4K Read 19.2
4K Write 47.9
4K Mixed 12.8
71% 26.6 MB/s
DQ Read 197
DQ Write 161
DQ Mixed 63.4
79% 140 MB/s
Poor: 52%
This bench: 60.2%
Great: 88%
Samsung 960 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 250GB-$100
111GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3B7Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
201% Outstanding
Read 2,166
Write 1,068
Mixed 1,311
334% 1,515 MB/s
4K Read 30.8
4K Write 59.8
4K Mixed 21.4
106% 37.3 MB/s
DQ Read 442
DQ Write 358
DQ Mixed 14.4
116% 271 MB/s
Poor: 141%
This bench: 201%
Great: 234%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2133 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
51.2% Above average
MC Read 17.9
MC Write 18.2
MC Mixed 15.8
49% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 18.3
SC Mixed 17
47% 16.4 GB/s
Latency 67.6
59% 67.6 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 79%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 62%
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Desktop
Desktop 79%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme6/3.1

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $701
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