Asrock Z97 Pro4

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 77.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics35% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive138% 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.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Pro4  (all builds)
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180307
Uptime15.2 Days
Run DateSep 28 '20 at 09:42
Run Duration161 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690-$178
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
77.4% Very good
Memory 82.6
1-Core 111
2-Core 216
79% 136 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 424
57% 420 Pts
64-Core 428
29% 428 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 77.4%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1493 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 442.50
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
35% Below average
Lighting 45.9
Reflection 44.5
Parallax 39.8
37% 43.4 fps
MRender 38.9
Gravity 40.4
Splatting 37
32% 38.8 fps
Poor: 31%
This bench: 35%
Great: 37%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue SN500 NVMe PCIe M.2 500GB-$66
234GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 201000WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 627 414 414 395 398 404 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
138% Outstanding
Read 582
Write 562
Mixed 554
SusWrite 442
120% 535 MB/s
4K Read 33.9
4K Write 104
4K Mixed 58.3
181% 65.4 MB/s
DQ Read 778
DQ Write 621
DQ Mixed 739
542% 712 MB/s
Poor: 119%
This bench: 138%
Great: 227%
Samsung 850 Evo 250GB-$100
111GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 359 294 295 297 297 297 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 427
Write 420
Mixed 360
SusWrite 307
85% 378 MB/s
4K Read 38.3
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 59.3
188% 66.8 MB/s
DQ Read 379
DQ Write 348
DQ Mixed 360
271% 362 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 111%
Great: 123%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
586GB free
Firmware: 02.01A02
SusWrite @10s intervals: 146 148 148 147 148 149 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
Read 167
Write 160
Mixed 93.3
SusWrite 148
104% 142 MB/s
4K Read 1.4
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
240% 1.73 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 108%
Toshiba MK7559GSXF 750GB
24GB free
Firmware: GQ108B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 41 44 25 5.3 5.3 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
22.7% Poor
Read 53.3
Write 35.7
Mixed 11
SusWrite 25.7
23% 31.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
50% 0.37 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 22.7%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CL11-11-11 D3-1600 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 1319 CL11-11-11 D3-1600 0215 CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
52% Above average
MC Read 18
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 16.3
51% 17.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 19.2
SC Mixed 15.8
48% 16.7 GB/s
Latency 75.8
53% 75.8 ns
Poor: 49%
This bench: 52%
Great: 52%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 Pro4 Builds (Compare 1,621 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Pro4 - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $775
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