Asrock Z97 Extreme4

Performance Results

Gaming 63%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 59%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 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 93.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is outstanding.
Graphics62.4% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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 8 years and 6 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.
MotherboardAsrock Z97 Extreme4  (all builds)
Memory7.8 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140523
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 22 '16 at 04:38
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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-$360
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
93.9% Outstanding
SC Int 128
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 133
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 435
QC Mixed 459
98% 435 Pts
MC Int 642
MC Float 713
MC Mixed 699
102% 685 Pts
Poor: 74%
This bench: 93.9%
Great: 100%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD R9 290-$399
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
62.4% Good
Lighting 189
Reflection 148
Parallax 256
66% 198 fps
MRender 117
Gravity 150
Splatting 163
60% 143 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 62.4%
Great: 68%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Vector 150 120GB-$89
51GB free
Firmware: 1.2
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
61% Good
Read 371
Write 173
Mixed 230
57% 258 MB/s
4K Read 23.6
4K Write 72.1
4K Mixed 18.7
98% 38.1 MB/s
DQ Read 144
DQ Write 159
DQ Mixed 57.3
69% 120 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 61%
Great: 106%
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$158
50GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 58% Great: 95%
Seagate ST3250310AS 250GB-$14
105GB free
Firmware: 3.AHC Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
42.1% Average
Read 78.8
Write 68.1
Mixed 27.7
43% 58.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.13
4K Mixed 0.27
63% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 54%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL Sniper DDR3 1866 C9 3x4GB
3 of 4 slots used
12GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
51.1% Above average
MC Read 18.6
MC Write 17.6
MC Mixed 14.2
48% 16.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 19.5
SC Mixed 17.3
50% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 59.7
67% 59.7 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Z97 Extreme4 Builds (Compare 1,590 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 64%
Desktop 80%
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Workstation 58%

Motherboard: Asrock Z97 Extreme4 - $114

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $934
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