Asrock 970 Extreme3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 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 below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 36.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics17.6% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 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.
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 9 years and 3 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.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
MotherboardAsrock 970 Extreme3  (all builds)
Memory5.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20121012
Uptime5.7 Days
Run DateApr 17 '18 at 04:55
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD Phenom II X4 965-$144
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
36.3% Below average
SC Int 74.6
SC Float 45.1
SC Mixed 56.9
47% 58.9 Pts
QC Int 218
QC Float 134
QC Mixed 172
40% 175 Pts
MC Int 303
MC Float 185
MC Mixed 234
36% 240 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 36.3%
Great: 53%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7770
Sapphire(174B E244) 1GB
CLim: 1000 MHz, MLim: 1125 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 17.4.4
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
17.6% Very poor
Lighting 52.3
Reflection 43.5
Parallax 72.6
18% 56.1 fps
MRender 28.6
Gravity 48.7
Splatting 43
17% 40.1 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 17.6%
Great: 19%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
884GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
85.8% Excellent
Read 142
Write 157
Mixed 94.4
98% 131 MB/s
4K Read 0.31
4K Write 0.65
4K Mixed 0.24
52% 0.4 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 85.8%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
19.9% Very poor
MC Read 7.7
MC Write 5.7
MC Mixed 6.6
19% 6.67 GB/s
SC Read 3.8
SC Write 4.4
SC Mixed 4.4
12% 4.2 GB/s
Latency 103
39% 103 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 19.9%
Great: 62%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 970 Extreme3 Builds (Compare 1,808 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 54%
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Desktop
Desktop 53%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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Motherboard: Asrock 970 Extreme3 - $97

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $486
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