Asrock Z97 OC Formula

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 74%
Workstation 54%
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 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 82.5%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics70.3% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive72.6% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsrock Z97 OC Formula  (all builds)
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.9 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140604
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 07 '17 at 00:12
Run Duration368 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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-$352
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
82.5% Excellent
SC Int 122
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 411
QC Mixed 394
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 589
MC Float 650
MC Mixed 600
92% 613 Pts
Poor: 67%
This bench: 82.5%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 980-$500
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.0
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
70.3% Very good
Lighting 225
Reflection 196
Parallax 214
68% 212 fps
MRender 149
Gravity 206
Splatting 143
72% 166 fps
Poor: 53%
This bench: 70.3%
Great: 88%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 1TB-$386
689GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
72.6% Very good
Read 371
Write 348
Mixed 364
81% 361 MB/s
4K Read 28
4K Write 57.9
4K Mixed 19.6
98% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 196
DQ Write 136
DQ Mixed 19.2
54% 117 MB/s
Poor: 74%
This bench: 72.6%
Great: 128%
Generic Flash Disk 4GB
4GB free, PID 7777
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
5.29% Terrible
Read 18.8
Write 2.96
Mixed 4.97
8% 8.91 MB/s
4K Read 7.93
4K Write 0.02
4K Mixed 0.02
30% 2.66 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.29%
Great: 11%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Dominator DDR3 1866 C10 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1867 MHz
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
65.9% Good
MC Read 23.9
MC Write 24.5
MC Mixed 20.5
66% 23 GB/s
SC Read 16.7
SC Write 20.9
SC Mixed 19.8
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 59.5
67% 59.5 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 65.9%
Great: 73%
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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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Desktop 82%
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Workstation 62%

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 OC Formula

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $972
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