Asrock Z97 Extreme3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 32%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (27th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 73 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 50.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics35% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Extreme3  (all builds)
Memory12.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140508
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateMay 14 '19 at 22:12
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing below expectations (27th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
50.1% Above average
1-Core 100
2-Core 187
68% 144 Pts
4-Core 284
8-Core 366
43% 325 Pts
64-Core 320
21% 320 Pts
Poor: 46%
This bench: 50.1%
Great: 81%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660 Ti-$362
Nvidia(10DE 1000) 2GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
35% Below average
Lighting 94
Reflection 84
Parallax 136
34% 104 fps
MRender 85.2
Gravity 110
Splatting 46.4
36% 80.7 fps
Poor: 32%
This bench: 35%
Great: 40%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Green 2TB (2012)-$65
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 80.00A80
SusWrite @10s intervals: 62 63 63 73 68 59 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
40.3% Average
Read 75.8
Write 86.8
Mixed 47
SusWrite 64.7
50% 68.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.3
58% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 40.3%
Great: 85%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
55.7% Above average
MC Read 19.7
MC Write 22.1
MC Mixed 18.4
57% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 13.1
SC Mixed 15.5
36% 12.7 GB/s
Latency 66.9
60% 66.9 ns
Poor: 40%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 64%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 Extreme3 Builds (Compare 933 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme3 - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $754
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