Asrock Z97M Pro4

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop 79%
Workstation 56%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (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. 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 80.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics31.3% 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 Drive98.2% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum 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.
Run History
MotherboardAsrock Z97M Pro4  (all builds)
Memory12.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140523
Uptime1.9 Days
Run DateJun 22 '18 at 03:28
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing below expectations (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-$324
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
80.2% Excellent
SC Int 120
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 115
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 398
QC Mixed 385
88% 389 Pts
MC Int 577
MC Float 606
MC Mixed 629
90% 604 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 80.2%
Great: 98%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960-$198
CLim: 1430 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.59
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
31.3% Below average
Lighting 99.8
Reflection 65.8
Parallax 84.1
29% 83.2 fps
MRender 51.4
Gravity 106
Splatting 68.6
33% 75.3 fps
Poor: 34%
This bench: 31.3%
Great: 45%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Pro 512GB-$249
442GB free
Firmware: EXM04B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
126% Outstanding
Read 492
Write 488
Mixed 496
110% 492 MB/s
4K Read 43.2
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 54.2
198% 71.9 MB/s
DQ Read 351
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 147
165% 279 MB/s
Poor: 70%
This bench: 126%
Great: 125%
Samsung 850 Pro 256GB-$163
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
98.2% Outstanding
Read 524
Write 485
Mixed 497
112% 502 MB/s
4K Read 35.4
4K Write 103
4K Mixed 24.3
139% 54.2 MB/s
DQ Read 36.7
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 22.6
56% 110 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 98.2%
Great: 125%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
G.SKILL RipjawsX DDR3 1600 C9 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
49.4% Average
MC Read 18.2
MC Write 17.7
MC Mixed 15.7
49% 17.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.7
SC Write 15.4
SC Mixed 14.1
40% 14.1 GB/s
Latency 75.4
53% 75.4 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.4%
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 Z97M Pro4 Builds (Compare 592 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 62%
Desktop 74%
Workstation 48%

Motherboard: Asrock Z97M Pro4 - $196

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $881
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